Posts Tagged ‘Housing’

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

July 21st, 2020

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 asked to relocate, despite the fact that many do not have access to suitable accommodation. Now more than ever, ALONE are appealing for reformation to the supports enabling older people to stay in their homes for as long as possible.


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Increase in the number older people struggling financially as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ALONE Call on Government to take action  

May 25th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on the incoming Government to implement long term supports for older people who have been impacted financially by COVID-19. The organisation has seen an increase in calls from older people who are experiencing financial difficulties and issues with pensions, housing and security of tenure as the pandemic continues. These financial difficulties cause stress and anxiety, which in turn have a detrimental effect on older people’s mental health.


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ALONE Cautiously Welcomes Policy Framework Document issued by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

April 16th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, while welcoming the sentiment expressed in the Policy Framework for a new Government released by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael earlier today, is seeking further commitment on key areas pertinent to older people. The organisation notes the strong elements on social justice but would call on a stronger commitment to the National Positive Ageing Strategy, more commitment to housing with supports for older people and to expedite the actions outlined in Sláintecare.


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ALONE call for focused Government support of older people as Budget 2019 is released

October 9th, 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 to support Ireland’s older people. 


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ALONE call for greater housing options for older people as Land Development Agency is launched

September 14th, 2018

 ALONE welcome launch of the Land Development Agency (LDA) but urge that housing options for older people are carefully considered.


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ALONE celebrates opening of 11 new apartments for older people at risk of homelessness

July 24th, 2018

Charity for older people welcomes new tenants to refurbished homes

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 Stapleton, representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin, and Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, attended the launch and visited residents in their new homes.


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ALONE report calls on the Oireachtas to take action to prevent a housing crisis for older people

July 12th, 2018

Charity supporting older people has called for a spectrum of housing options for older people

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the Oireachtas to provide €84.5m a year over the next 10 years in the form of home adaptation grants and to develop an additional 122,000 units of housing for older people.
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‘Home at Last’ report examines the experience of Rapid Build Housing residents

July 10th, 2018

‘Home at Last – the Experience of Rapid Build Housing in Dublin’, investigates the Rapid Build strategy from the perspective of its residents. 
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Dublin Housing Observatory launched to improve housing market transparency

July 9th, 2018

The new business unit under Dublin City Council’s (DCC) Housing and Community Services Department, was launched today to address the Dublin Housing Crisis.
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€3.5 million in state housing funding awarded to ALONE

April 26th, 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.


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