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#ALONE

# alone - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme

May 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,418 Views 7 Comments
  • The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
  • Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
  • Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.

# alone - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
# Pensioner
# Pensioner

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:25 PM 33,758 Views 41 Comments

Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.

# alone - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
# Falalalalalalalala
# Falalalalalalalala

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,415 Views 22 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

# alone - Thursday 15 October, 2020

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 8:35 PM 66,526 Views 61 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.

# alone - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
# Cocooning
# Cocooning

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules

Jul 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,529 Views 41 Comments

As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.

# alone - Monday 27 April, 2020

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

Apr 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 16,040 Views 24 Comments

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.

# alone - Thursday 23 April, 2020

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham
# Opinion
# Opinion

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:13 AM 27,603 Views 26 Comments

Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.

# alone - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
# Older People
# Older People

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

Apr 7th 2020, 4:49 PM 7,303 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

# alone - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis
# Older People
# Older People

Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis

Apr 2nd 2020, 1:20 PM 13,031 Views 6 Comments

In the UK, a care home is inviting people to “adopt a grandparent” by holding video calls with its residents.

# alone - Friday 20 March, 2020

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations

Mar 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 78,266 Views 59 Comments

Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.

# alone - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people

Mar 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,621 Views 16 Comments

A dedicated helpline by organisation Alone is supporting older people across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

# alone - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Jan 10th 2020, 10:30 PM 45,223 Views 64 Comments

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# alone - Monday 2 December, 2019

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

Dec 2nd 2019, 3:41 PM 8,159 Views 7 Comments

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and Alone’s cold weather initiative.

# alone - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning

Jan 29th 2019, 8:21 PM 19,458 Views 26 Comments

The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

# alone - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Sep 8th 2018, 5:30 PM 16,435 Views 17 Comments

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

# alone - Friday 17 August, 2018

Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes
# Homesharing
# Homesharing

Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes

Aug 17th 2018, 3:59 PM 16,838 Views 36 Comments

The scheme will run until Halloween.

# alone - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

Jul 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,743 Views 32 Comments

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

# alone - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes

Jul 12th 2018, 11:54 AM 12,354 Views 11 Comments

Alone wants €84.5 million a year for 10 years.

# alone - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'
# Vincent Browne
# Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Mar 27th 2018, 2:51 PM 31,145 Views 76 Comments

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# alone - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland
# Lonely
# Lonely

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,321 Views 18 Comments

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

# alone - Monday 26 February, 2018

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

Feb 26th 2018, 11:45 AM 157,409 Views 100 Comments

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

# alone - Friday 1 December, 2017

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

Dec 1st 2017, 10:45 AM 9,940 Views 8 Comments

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.

# alone - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,475 Views 8 Comments

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# alone - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 26,695 Views 14 Comments

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

# alone - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'
# Alone At Christmas
# Alone At Christmas

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Nov 21st 2017, 1:15 PM 19,765 Views 30 Comments

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

# alone - Monday 13 November, 2017

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer
# Science Week
# Science Week

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

Nov 13th 2017, 4:11 PM 11,142 Views 26 Comments

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

# alone - Monday 26 December, 2016

Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France
# Anis Amri
# Anis Amri

Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France

Dec 26th 2016, 7:41 PM 12,722 Views 15 Comments

He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.

# alone - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Dec 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 12,283 Views 1 Comment

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# alone - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
# Social Isolation
# Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Dec 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 5,450 Views 3 Comments

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# alone - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

Dec 2nd 2016, 3:01 PM 8,913 Views 12 Comments

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# alone - Sunday 6 March, 2016

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long
# Stolen Childhoods
# Stolen Childhoods

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long

Mar 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 23,030 Views 12 Comments

Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.

# alone - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired
# ALONE
# ALONE

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

Dec 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 15,081 Views 6 Comments

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

# alone - Monday 14 December, 2015

8 things no one tells you about getting older
# Sponsored By Alone
# Sponsored By Alone

8 things no one tells you about getting older

Dec 14th 2015, 9:19 AM 71,479 Views 49 Comments

How much do you know about getting older?

# alone - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?
# Help The Aged
# Help The Aged

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:40 AM 12,025 Views 27 Comments

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# alone - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty
# Infanticide
# Infanticide

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Apr 25th 2015, 10:00 PM 70,600 Views 82 Comments

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# alone - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme
# Health
# Health

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Feb 13th 2015, 7:17 PM 9,351 Views 13 Comments

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# alone - Thursday 25 December, 2014

'My children felt my sadness' - Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads
# ALONE
# ALONE

'My children felt my sadness' - Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads

Dec 25th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,688 Views 37 Comments

Many fathers in Ireland will not see their children at all today.

# alone - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses
# In Time For Christmas
# In Time For Christmas

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

Dec 19th 2014, 6:55 PM 18,324 Views 14 Comments

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# alone - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year

Dec 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 394 Views 5 Comments

Spare a thought for those who will be on their own over the holiday period – this can be one of the worst times of the year.

# alone - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Oct 29th 2014, 10:50 PM 11,940 Views 35 Comments

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

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