Posts Tagged ‘Support Line’

‘We owe it to our older people’

August 12th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as long as they wish. The organisation believes that the lack of governance within the home care sector has had an ongoing negative impact on home care workers, that has now been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. They contend that change is needed to ensure that home care workers are correctly protected, paid and trained going forward.
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ALONE calls for Government action to focus on long-term issues impacting older people amid COVID-19 outbreak

May 4th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has urged Government and politicians to focus anew on the long term issues impacting older people during the COVID-19 pandemic as the country enters the next phase of combatting the virus. The organisation is calling for action on the long-term issues impacting older people which COVID-19 has further brought to light, such as mental health and wellbeing, support to age at home, and nursing home support.

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ALONE receives more than 1,100 calls to helpline for older people in one day as cocooning measures are introduced

March 30th, 2020

The organisation welcomes the launch of Local Authority practical support lines and reminds older people that staying at home doesn’t mean they will be alone

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March 25th, 2020

The organisation which supports older people is working with a number of partner organisations to align its support services for older people.

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ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

March 8th, 2020

Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE

ALONE announce national support line and additional supports and outreach for older people 

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