Posts Tagged ‘Older People’

“Issues and concerns intensified for older people in 2021”

December 16th, 2021

ALONE is supporting thousands of older people across the Country this Christmas


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ALONE encourage older people to take extra care as Met Éireann issues orange weather warning for the Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork

December 6th, 2021

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warning issued by Met Éireann for Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork as Storm Barra develops over the Atlantic. In place from 3am on Tuesday morning to 11pm Wednesday night, very strong westerly winds which could see damaging gusts of up to 130km/h which could lead to high waves, high tides, heavy rain and storm surge.
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Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas

November 23rd, 2021

ALONE want your time this Christmas as they support older people across the county
Páraic Duffy, former GAA Secretary General, calls on individuals in the local community to reach out to their older neighbours and give them the gift of companionship


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Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

October 12th, 2021

 

The organisation made the comment in response to Budget 2022

 


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‘Fuel Allowance accounted for with fees, taxes and increased charges’, says ALONE

September 13th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, today called on government to extend the Fuel Allowance season to 32-weeks and increase the payment by €4 per week. The organisation’s call comes against the backdrop of dramatic increases in fuel prices over 2021, placing many older people at greater risk of fuel poverty.
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‘Housing for All must deliver for ageing demographic’, says ALONE

September 3rd, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has broadly welcomed the government’s new housing strategy, ‘Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland’, which was announced earlier today.
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ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours, friends and relatives as temperatures spike in the coming week

July 20th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is urging older people to be careful and take necessary precautions as temperatures are set to rise this week, following separate warnings from Met Éireann, the HSE and the Department of Health, as daytime high temperatures are set to remain in the 27 to 30 degree range over coming days.
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‘Budget 2022 must lift older people out of poverty’, says ALONE

July 7th, 2021

 ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has put forward a series of asks in their pre-budget submission to the Department of Social Protection in advance of this year’s Budget, highlighting income gaps faced by older people and calling for a number of factors to be considered by the Department in order to protect Ireland’s growing ageing population.
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Minister Mary Butler launches new ALONE services in Tipperary and Waterford

June 14th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has launched a series of new services today in the South of the country; The Good Morning South Tipperary service and the Waterford Contact Services project were launched today by Minister for Mental Health and Older people, Mary Butler, TD.
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“We are heading towards generation after generation experiencing preventable housing issues that are already worsening today.”

June 4th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today put forward nine recommendations in their submission for the new housing strategy being devised by the Department of Housing.
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