Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

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 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 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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Warm the heart of an older neighbour this winter

December 5th, 2018

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative

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“A lot has changed since 1977 but ALONE still needed today more than ever”

May 24th, 2017

Charity celebrates 40th Anniversary at event in Dublin City Hall

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, celebrated its 40th anniversary at an event hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr in City Hall, Dublin, last night.

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ALONE – Show an older person you care this Christmas

November 23rd, 2016

 Anne Doyle launches campaign highlighting loneliness and isolation among older people

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign Anne Doyle, one of Ireland’s best loved broadcasters, urged members of the public to reach out to the older members of their community this Christmas and offer support to those who are living alone.

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Tap to Give – ALONE launches Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes

October 27th, 2016

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes for the Christmas period. The boxes will be in The Butler’s Pantry’s ten shops from the end of November until January 2017.  Ireland’s most famous duo Jedward joined today’s launch and called on the public to ‘tap to give’ and support older people this Christmas.

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