Posts Tagged ‘Sean Moynihan’

Brendan O’Carroll asks public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE

October 29th, 2018

Comedian and actor, Brendan O’Carroll, and his wife and co-star, Jenny Gibney, are calling on the public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The campaign encourages people to host social events for family, friends and neighbours, to raise funds to support ALONE’s services.


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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 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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Loneliness Taskforce calls for €3 million annual funding to combat loneliness

June 13th, 2018

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) today.


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ALONE invites collaboration from other organisations to tackle loneliness

March 14th, 2018

Charity sets up Loneliness Taskforce in partnership with Senator Keith Swanick

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has collaborated with Senator Keith Swanick to form the Loneliness Taskforce, an initiative to coordinate a response to loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. The Loneliness Taskforce intends to increase awareness about the issue and to produce a set of recommendations for Government, state agencies and all policy makers.

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ALONE: The First 40 Years – Minister Jim Daly launches book celebrating ALONE’s significant anniversary

November 8th, 2017

A new book on the history of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, was launched yesterday evening in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, by Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly T.D., who has special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People.


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42% increase in number of older people using befriending service

November 3rd, 2017

Results of ALONE 2016 Annual Report released

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, released its 2016 Annual Report today which showed a 42% increase in the number of people availing of ALONE’s Befriending Service.


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ALONE calls for further investments in technologies to support older people to age at home

October 20th, 2017

Charity responds to amendments of Senior Alert Scheme

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the Government’s decision to drop the living alone condition from the Seniors Alert Scheme. The charity is also highlighting the benefits of new assistive technologies in supporting older people in their homes.


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Neil Delamere launches ‘Dublin Amber Friendship Week’ in aid of ALONE

September 18th, 2017

Charity initiative by Dublin Pubs aims to raise €200,000 for older people

Comedian Neil Delamere is calling on people throughout Dublin to gather their friends and head to their local pub next week in support of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. Dublin Amber Friendship Week, a community initiative of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), will take place in over 300 pubs in Dublin from Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th September 2017.


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ALONE calls on local authorities to prioritise the development of social housing for older people

September 7th, 2017

In advance of the Emergency Housing Summit taking place in the Custom House tomorrow ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over the lack of housing options for older people throughout Ireland.


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