Press Releases

September 3, 2020

ALONE cautions members of the public to stay mindful of older people

The organisation have received calls to their National Support Line reflective of increased anxiety as schools resume this week Dublin, 3 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to be vigilant of older people who may be feeling particularly vulnerable as […]
August 27, 2020

Irish Gerontological Society and ALONE announce this year’s Willie Bermingham Lecture “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – United in Solidarity with Older People”

Key speaker virtually attending the lecture will be Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, World Health Organisation’s Health Emergencies Programme Dublin 27 August 2020  The Irish Gerontological Society and  ALONE are delighted to present an online lecture themed:  “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – United in Solidarity with Older People”. The IGS […]
August 26, 2020

ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

The organisation believes that urgent action is required to reform Ireland’s current pension system, to protect the retirement security of current and future pensioners Dublin, 26 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current […]
August 19, 2020

ALONE responds to Nursing Home Report released today with a series of recommendations

The organisation would also like to see a refresh of current guidelines to safeguard older people amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Dublin, 19 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to the Nursing Home Report released today, stating that more needs to be done to protect vulnerable […]
August 18, 2020

Government issue refreshed advisory to over 70s

The organisation has responded to advice issued today by the National Public Health Emergency Team in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Dublin, 19 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team which encourages older people […]
August 12, 2020

‘We owe it to our older people’

ALONE calls on Government to establish a regulated home care sector to ensure the safeguarding of older people   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as […]
August 6, 2020

ALONE calls on Government to implement an immediate and actionable plan for home care services

The organisation urges for a prompt implementation of the strategic plan for vulnerable older people at once, reflective of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for increased home care services across the country, enabling older people to remain at home as […]
August 6, 2020

ALONE responds to announcement of €73 million for Housing Adaptation Grant

The organisation has welcomed the announcement as it acknowledges the requirements needed for the changing physical needs of older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to an announcement made today by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien on the allocation of €73.75 million […]
July 29, 2020

ALONE calls on Department of Social Protection to increase State Pension in 2021

The organisation is seeking a €7 increase in the state pension to ensure that older people are not left behind in tough economic times. Dublin, 29 July 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to increase the state […]
July 21, 2020

ALONE makes an appeal to safeguard security and supports surrounding housing for older people

The organisation is concerned of the increasing lack of suitable housing options and opportunities for our older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the growing housing issues prevalent among older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, older people in short-term accommodation are being […]
July 14, 2020

ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

The organisations have compiled a report to highlight the effects of COVID-19 measures on older people in Ireland. Dublin, 14 July 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during […]
July 6, 2020

ALONE raises concerns regarding access to safe public transport for older people

The organisation has highlighted the difficulties faced by older people in accessing safe public transport during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dublin, 6 July 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the significant lack of accessible and safe transport available to older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE […]
June 29, 2020

ALONE responds to formation of Government with a series of asks for older people

The organisation has responded to the finalised Programme for Government, addressing issues which will affect the long-term health and wellbeing of older people. Dublin, 29 June 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the finalised Programme for Government, highlighting a number of issues which have caused […]
June 22, 2020

ALONE release Health and Wellbeing plan to support older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organisation has addressed issues relating to the long-term health and wellbeing of older people in a new guidance document. Dublin, 18 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has released a Health and Wellbeing plan, addressing key issues which continue to affect the health and wellbeing of […]
June 15, 2020

ALONE calls for protection of our older people against violence, abuse and neglect on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The organisation is also asking members of the public to be vigilant, offer support and safeguard older people who may be struggling in the weeks and months ahead. Dublin, 15 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is encouraging members of the public to be conscious of older […]
June 15, 2020

ALONE responds positively to updated Programme for Government

The organisation has responded to the Programme for Government published earlier today. Dublin, 15th June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the updated Programme for Government document released earlier today. The organisation was pleased to see that the Programme for Government contained significantly more references […]
June 8, 2020

ALONE seeks guidelines for older people in the later stages of the COVID-19 roadmap

The organisation has welcomed the partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions as Phase 2 begins Monday 8th of June Dublin, 8 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the further easing of restrictions for older people as we enter Phase 2 of the COVID-19 roadmap. With older […]
June 1, 2020

ALONE call for reform of housing and care supports for older people

ALONE call on the next Government to implement alternative housing options for older people Dublin, 1 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has called for reform of housing and care supports provided to older people, saying the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the flaws and gaps in the […]
May 25, 2020

Increase in the number older people struggling financially as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

ALONE Call on Government to take action ALONE has seen in an increase in calls from older people with financial concerns as the pandemic continues, and is asking for Government support during and after the pandemic. Dublin, 25 May 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on […]
May 19, 2020

ALONE calls on Government to implement long term supports for older people as members of the public begin to return to work

ALONE has now received more than 20,000 calls to national helpline but says that we have still not seen the full impact of cocooning on older people Dublin, 19 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is asking the Government to ensure that long term supports are in place for […]

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