Posts Tagged ‘Sean Moynihan’

‘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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ALONE welcome Government’s approval of Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023

May 12th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has welcomed and is encouraged by the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023, published this morning.
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ALONE highlights the importance of physical movement to combat frailty among older people re-emerging into society

April 12th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is highlighting the importance of physical movement for joint health in older people during National Arthritis Week, 12th – 18th of April 2021. ALONE is concerned about the physical, mental and social challenges that older people will face as they break their period of social isolation and readjust to a new normal, and has previously emphasised the need for a plan for Older Adults to be established as older people receive their vaccines and begin to return to society.
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ALONE stands with the World Health Organisation in building a fairer, healthier world for all

April 7th, 2021

This year on World Health Day, Wednesday 7th April, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government leaders to ensure that everyone has access to services and living conditions that are conducive to good health in order to build a fairer, healthier world. The organisation is also urging leaders to monitor and address health inequalities present in society, and to ensure that quality health services are accessible to all, where and when they are needed.
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 ALONE urges Government to begin their plans towards a re-emergence programme for older and medically vulnerable groups

March 31st, 2021

In light of yesterday’s Government announcement, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has expressed disappointment at the continued lack of reference to older people in Government plans for reopening the country. The organisation would like to work together with Government to formulate a programme that will aid and guide older people in breaking their period of social isolation as the country begins to emerge from COVID-19, while establishing a stakeholder group for Older Adults in order to protect vulnerable individuals and groups in society.
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