Press Releases

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 […]
March 28, 2018

How will you pay rent when you retire? Vincent Browne launches ALONE housing campaign

PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 27th March 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the hidden housing crisis among older people. The organisation is calling on the Government to provide funding towards developing a new, age-friendly model of housing […]
March 14, 2018

ALONE invites collaboration from other organisations to tackle loneliness

PRESS RELEASE Charity sets up Loneliness Taskforce in partnership with Senator Keith Swanick Dublin, 13th March 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has collaborated with Senator Keith Swanick to form the Loneliness Taskforce, an initiative to coordinate a response to loneliness and social isolation […]
March 8, 2018

Take to the streets in support of ALONE at this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

  8th March 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on women throughout the country to participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of ALONE. The charity aims to raise money for the day to day running of vital services for […]
March 4, 2018

ALONE urges caution and not to risk slips & falls

PRESS RELEASE Charity asks communities to maintain contact with older living alone Dublin, 4th March 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to continue to take extra care and not take any unnecessary risks of slips or falls in the aftermath […]
February 28, 2018

ALONE welcomes government announcement to double fuel allowance

PRESS RELEASE   ALONE welcomes government announcement to double fuel allowance Charity urges older people to stay warm during red weather alert Dublin, 28th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to double […]

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