Posts Tagged ‘Sean Moynihan’

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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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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