Press Releases

November 19, 2018

One in Three Older people in Ireland Live Alone: SuperValu Encourages More Time for Chat as it Supports ALONE in Tackling Loneliness in Communities this Christmas

Thursday, November 15th, 2018: Christmas can be a very lonely time for many, so SuperValu is set to help address this by supporting ALONE and raise funds to support people who are suffering from loneliness this Christmas. With statistics indicating that there will be over 300,000 people over the age […]
October 29, 2018

Brendan O’Carroll asks public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE

PRESS RELEASE  Charity initiative hopes to support befriending and outreach across Ireland Dublin, 29th October 2018  Comedian and actor, Brendan O’Carroll, and his wife and co-star, Jenny Gibney, are calling on the public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to […]
October 23, 2018

ALONE doubles number of older people supported and volunteers, as donations rise just 15%

ALONE’s 2017 Annual Report can be viewed here: Annual_Report_2017   Dublin, 23rd October 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, launched its Annual Report today which showed a 100% increase in both the number of older people availing of ALONE services and the number of volunteers […]
October 11, 2018

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as orange weather warning issued

PRESS RELEASE  Dublin, 11th October 2018  ALONE, the charity which supports older people, is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warnings by Met Éireann as Storm Callum is expected to hit Ireland later today. Strong winds of 130km/h and coastal flooding are expected in […]
October 10, 2018

This World Mental Health Day, ALONE encourages older people to reach out

PRESS RELEASE   Dublin, 10th October 2018  This World Mental Health Day on 10th October, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to reach out and talk if they are in need of support surrounding loneliness and mental health. The charity is […]
October 9, 2018

ALONE call for focused Government support of older people as Budget 2019 is released

PRESS RELEASE Charity for older people responds to Budget 2019 Dublin, 9th October 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the increase to the state pension announced this afternoon as part of Budget 2019, but has stated that further government action is needed […]
October 2, 2018

Leading NGOs Call for additional € 100 million Investment in Home Care in Budget 2019

1st October 2018 A group of Irelands’ leading not for profit organisations and campaigners came together today to highlight the urgent need for investment in home care services pending the introduction of a statutory home care scheme. While the Department of Health’s plan to establish a statutory homecare scheme by […]
September 28, 2018

ALONE pre-budget submission calls for investment across housing, health and social protection departments

Press Release Dublin, 28th September 2018  ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today outlined its pre-budget submission, which calls for action across the Department of Employment and Social Protection, Department of Health and Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. With home ownership dropping […]
September 19, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people following orange weather warning

Dublin, 19th September 2018  ALONE, the charity which supports older people in need, is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange and yellow wind warnings by Met Éireann as Storm Ali hits Ireland. With severe winds of 143km/h in some areas, power supply to some areas […]
August 17, 2018

ALONE announce pilot of THE HomeShare service

PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people is partnering with THE HomeShare for three-month pilot Dublin, 17th August: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has announced a three-month pilot of THE HomeShare services across the country. Homeshare matches people who need companionship and some practical help […]
August 10, 2018

ALONE and The Ink Factory team up to combat ageism

PRESS RELEASE ‘Bucket Listers’ prepare to get inked   Dublin, 10th August 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has teamed up with The Ink Factory to provide five ALONE service-users with a tattoo of their choosing. This week, ALONE and The Ink Factory have […]
July 23, 2018

ALONE celebrates opening of 11 new apartments for older people at risk of homelessness

PRESS RELEASE Charity for older people welcomes new tenants to refurbished homes Dublin, 24th July 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, celebrated the completed refurbishment and tenanting of 11 new units of housing for older people in Earls Court, Dublin 8 today. Cllr Sonya […]
July 12, 2018

ALONE report calls on the Oireachtas to take action to prevent a housing crisis for older people

The report is available online now: Housing Choices for Older People in Ireland – Time for Action PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people has called for a spectrum of housing options for older people Dublin, 12th June 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling […]
June 25, 2018

ALONE express concern for vulnerable older people ahead of heatwave

PRESS RELEASE Charity asks communities to maintain contact with older living alone Dublin, 25th June 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care as temperatures expect to approach 30 degrees this week.  They also ask members of the […]
June 13, 2018

Loneliness Taskforce calls for €3 million annual funding to combat loneliness

PRESS RELEASE ‘A Connected Ireland’ Report launched in the Royal College of Surgeons today   Dublin, 13th June 2018: The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) today. The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that […]
May 24, 2018

ALONE hosts BNI ‘Building Stronger Communities’ Seminar

PRESS RELEASE Minister Seán Kyne opens Befriending Network Ireland Seminar   Dublin, 24th May 2018   The Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) seminar, organised by ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, took place in the Ashling Hotel in Dublin earlier today. The seminar was opened by Minister […]
May 15, 2018

ALONE celebrates reaching 1000 volunteers during National Volunteering Week

PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people is encouraging people to get involved with volunteering   Dublin, 15th May 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is encouraging people to take part in this year’s National Volunteering Week as they celebrate reaching 1,000 volunteers today. This […]
May 9, 2018

First meeting of the Loneliness Taskforce takes place

PRESS RELEASE Over 300 submissions received as Taskforce coordinates a response to loneliness in Ireland Dublin, 9th May 2018: The Loneliness Taskforce has had its first meeting today in Leinster House. The Loneliness Taskforce was established by Dr. Keith Swanick in collaboration with the CEO of ALONE, Seán Moynihan, to […]
May 4, 2018

ALONE welcomes announcement of €15 million funding for Housing with Support Demonstrator Project

PRESS RELEASE Charity also welcomes increase in funding for the Housing Adaptation Grant Dublin, 4th May 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed Minister Damien English’s announcement of €15 million funding for the Housing with Support Demonstrator Project today. The project is being […]
April 26, 2018

€3.5 million in state housing funding awarded to ALONE

PRESS RELEASE Charity acquire 16 new homes in Dublin 8 to house older people Dublin, 26 April 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has acquired sixteen units to house older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The units were bought by […]

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