Posts Tagged ‘ALONE’

ALONE receives more than 1,100 calls to helpline for older people in one day as cocooning measures are introduced

March 30th, 2020

The organisation welcomes the launch of Local Authority practical support lines and reminds older people that staying at home doesn’t mean they will be alone

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March 25th, 2020

The organisation which supports older people is working with a number of partner organisations to align its support services for older people.

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ALONE extends opening times of COVID-19 phone line for older people as it receives hundreds of calls

March 16th, 2020

ALONE calls on community to support older people who may be vulnerable

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received hundreds of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched on Monday last, 9 March, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.

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ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

March 8th, 2020

Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE

ALONE announce national support line and additional supports and outreach for older people 

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ALONE encourage older people to remain calm and take preventative health measures as COVID-19 is confirmed in Ireland

March 2nd, 2020

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and observe guidelines from the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) following the announcement of a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the east of Ireland. Older people may be more vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19, due to compromised or weakened immune systems or pre-existing health issues. ALONE is advising older people to remain calm and follow the relevant preventative measures to stay well in order to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.

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ALONE urge older people to take extra care as Met Éireann issues orange weather warning for north and west

February 11th, 2020

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warning issued by Met Éireann for parts of the west and north as Storm Ciara continues. In place from 6am today until 8pm this evening, very strong westerly winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h are forecast in coastal areas and gusts could reach 110 and 130km/h later tonight. These winds will affect Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

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ALONE calls for action on housing and health for older people ahead of General Election

January 23rd, 2020

ALONE is urging candidates and voters to prioritise the needs of older people as they go to the polls

  • There are more than 7,000 people on the waiting list for the Home Support service.
  • More than 13,400 people over the age of 75 waited on trolleys or chairs for more than 24 hours in A&Es up to November 2019.
  • The number of people aged 70 and over in need of social housing has increased by 9.9% in just one year.
  • There are 20,000 more older people in poverty now than there were last year.
  • The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 630,000 in 2016 to just under 1.6 million by 2051.

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Funding one of the biggest challenges for community organisations according to Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) seminar

May 30th, 2019

ALONE hosts BNI ‘Developing a Sustainable Community Sector’ seminar
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ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society lead discussion on ageing in Ireland

May 17th, 2019

Friend of ALONE, Vincent Browne, actor as moderator for today’s symposium
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ALONE celebrates National Volunteering Week

May 13th, 2019

ALONE volunteers make more than 72,000 visits to older people and give countless hours of practical and emotional support each year

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