Press Releases

June 15, 2023

ALONE highlights isolation among older people as a key cause of abuse on World Elder Abuse Day, June 15th

ALONE is supporting the HSE’s Hear Me, Support Me, Challenge Elder Abuse campaign this World Elder Abuse Day. ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, sheds light on the distressing trend of increasing safeguarding concerns they have witnessed over the past year this World Elder Abuse […]
June 8, 2023

ALONE call for urgent Action Plan on Loneliness as data reveals Ireland is the loneliest country in Europe

Action Plan on loneliness was committed to by Government but has not progressed   Dublin, 8 June: ALONE, the national organisation supporting older people to age at home, has called for action from the Department of Health on loneliness, as new data shows that Ireland is the loneliest country in […]
May 31, 2023

ALONE calls on Government to live up to commitment to benchmark the State Pension

At current levels the Government would need to increase the pension by €40 to reach its own commitment to benchmark.   Dublin, 31st May: ALONE has said that Government must fulfil their commitments to benchmark the State Pension to average earnings and inflation in the next Budget. The charity says […]
May 11, 2023

A quarter of older renters expect to remain in the private rental sector for life Joint ALONE/Threshold Report

· New joint research report on older renters in the private rental sector launched · 42% of participants experience high stress levels renting in the private sector · Charities set out 12 new recommendations to address deficits in the PRS for older renters   A new research report by the […]
April 18, 2023

“Mental health crisis among older people not being talked about”: ALONE call for mental health supports for older people at Joint Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health

Mental health conditions among older people “under-recognised, under-diagnosed, and under-treated”   Dublin, 18th April 2023: ALONE, the charity that supports older people, has today called for additional focus on mental health difficulties being experienced by older people as the number of interventions to support mental health carried out by ALONE […]
April 6, 2023

This Easter, we need help to allow older people get back out there post pandemic but we need a Government Strategy for Loneliness.

• 70% of older people that ALONE assessed in Q4 of 2022 reported feeling lonely. • 1 in 10 of these older people haven’t been out socially in at least 1 year. • 1 in 5 haven’t been out socially in the last 6 months. • 5% of adults over […]
March 24, 2023

Number of older people aged 70+ on the social housing waiting list crosses 2,000 for the first time

More than 1 in 4 on social housing waiting list aged 50+ Social housing waiting lists are dropping, but number of older people in housing need increasing Dublin, 24 March: ALONE, the national charity that enables older people to age at home, has called for urgent action to combat the […]
March 9, 2023

ALONE asks public to check in on older people in their community during cold weather.

Met Eireann issues an orange warning for most of the country from Thursday into Friday Dublin, 9th March: ALONE, the national charity that enables older people to age at home is reminding the public that older people are particularly vulnerable to harm during the cold weather. Met Éireann had issued […]
March 1, 2023

ALONE calls for long-awaited national strategy to combat loneliness in light of ‘Hello Again World’ campaign

The charity has noted that loneliness is a complex national issue which needs more than an awareness campaign to resolve it   Dublin, 1st March: ALONE, the national charity that enables older people to age at home, has broadly welcomed the launch of the ‘Hello Again World’ campaign aiming to […]
February 23, 2023

Alarming increase in poverty rates for older people, say ALONE

New CSO-SILC data released today shows that older people living alone are at highest risk of poverty of all households   Dublin, 23 February 2023: CSO-SILC data released this week has shown an alarming increase in the number of older people living in and at risk of poverty, says ALONE, […]
February 21, 2023

ALONE welcomes additional cost of living measures announced by government but warns of a need for longer-term thinking

Calls relating to financial and legal difficulties grew by over 400% in winter 2022   Dublin, February 21st : ALONE, the charity that helps people to age at home, has welcomed the latest set of cost-of-living measures announced by government which includes targeted measures for older people. ALONE has welcomed […]
February 10, 2023

Help an Older Person feel amazing this Valentine’s Day

Dublin, 10th February 2023: ALONE, the national charity that helps older people age at home, is looking for volunteers to match up with older people across Ireland for support, conversation, fun and generally helping people to feel amazing.   Valentine’s Day should be a day where we celebrate the special […]
January 25, 2023

The Alliance of Age Sector NGO’s latest report calls for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People

Today, The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs launches its 2023 Report, ‘Telling It Like It Is; Combatting Ageism,’ which sets out why Ireland needs to take ageism seriously and take meaningful action to counteract it. The report highlights the nature and impact of ageism in Ireland and offers several evidence-informed […]
December 12, 2022

Christmas Tree delivery in Willie Bermingham Place as part of ongoing effort to Share the Warmth.

ALONE, the national charity that helps older people to age at home, is once again collaborating with Andy Kenny and Firtree to give older people living in ALONE’s Willie Bermingham Place a Christmas tree and dinner.   This is a great part of ALONE’s Christmas campaign over the years and […]
December 8, 2022

ALONE encourage older people to reach out for assistance if they are struggling during the cold weather

The organisation is also reminding the public to check in on older neighbours as weather takes a colder turn. ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and keep themselves and their homes warm and well as temperatures begin to drop in the coming days.   Met Éireann has […]
December 5, 2022

ALONE asks government to prepare for an older population

ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, has welcomed ‘Health in Ireland – Key Trends 2022’ issued today but cautions that this should be presented not as a burden on our society but rather a fundamental fact that needs planning and delivery in key aspects of […]
December 1, 2022

ALONE launches its ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign ahead of a difficult winter

ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, launched its Winter campaign ‘Share the Warmth’ at the Westin Hotel this morning with Joanna Donnelly, Met Eireann Weather Presenter and ALONE service users. The charity has continued to see a sharp increase in demand for its services as […]
November 11, 2022

ALONE highlights the need for Safeguarding Legislation this Safeguarding Awareness Day

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the need for the introduction of safeguarding legislation this Adult Safeguarding Day. ALONE has consistently worked with older people who can suffer from all sorts of abuse ranging from physical, mental, and financial abuse. This Adult Safeguarding […]
October 28, 2022

Support & Befriending service reduces health decline, shows new research by ALONE, Trinity College and partners

New research funded by the Health Research Board and ALONE, hosted by Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), shows that support and befriending services for older people can reduce health decline   Dublin, October 28th: ALONE and a multi-institutional team led by Dr Joanna McHugh Power (Maynooth University) and Dr […]
October 20, 2022

Growth and Integration: ALONE reflects on a memorable 2021 with the publishing of its Annual Report.

Dublin, 20th October: ALONE the charity that supports older people in Ireland launched its annual report today. The report comes after a challenging 2021 which saw ALONE interact with the largest number of older people in its history. It has grown as an organisation, but this is due to the […]

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