Posts Tagged ‘Older People’

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

February 11th, 2020

Dublin, 10th February 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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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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Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

November 27th, 2018

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people
spending Christmas alone

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Leading NGOs urge Government to address homecare to ease winter trolley crisis

November 21st, 2018

Homecare Coalition call for €10 million towards additional homecare over Christmas


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ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as orange weather warning issued

October 11th, 2018

ALONE, the charity which supports older people, is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warnings by Met Éireann as Storm Callum is expected to hit Ireland later today. Strong winds of 130km/h and coastal flooding are expected in parts of the country.


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This World Mental Health Day ALONE encourages older people to reach out

October 10th, 2018

As today marks World Mental Health Day, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to reach out and talk if they are in need of support surrounding loneliness and mental health.


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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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