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# alone - This year 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 32,497 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 - All time

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 33,773 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,435 Views 23 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

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 66,554 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.

'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 43,536 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.

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 16,064 Views 24 Comments

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

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 27,732 Views 26 Comments

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

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 7,313 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

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 13,043 Views 6 Comments

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

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 78,280 Views 59 Comments

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

'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 27,633 Views 16 Comments

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

'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 45,242 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.

'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 8,168 Views 7 Comments

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

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 19,466 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 16,443 Views 16 Comments

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

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 16,850 Views 36 Comments

The scheme will run until Halloween.

'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 20,754 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.

'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 12,363 Views 11 Comments

Alone wants €84.5 million a year for 10 years.

'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 31,153 Views 76 Comments

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

'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 15,332 Views 18 Comments

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

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 157,421 Views 94 Comments

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

'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 9,948 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.

'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 35,479 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.

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 26,742 Views 14 Comments

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

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 19,780 Views 30 Comments

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

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 11,153 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.

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 12,730 Views 15 Comments

He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.

'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 12,292 Views 1 Comment

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

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 5,458 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 8,924 Views 12 Comments

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

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 23,044 Views 12 Comments

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

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 15,103 Views 6 Comments

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

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 71,519 Views 49 Comments

How much do you know about getting older?

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 12,044 Views 27 Comments

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

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 70,815 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.

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 9,357 Views 13 Comments

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

'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 12,700 Views 37 Comments

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

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 18,329 Views 14 Comments

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

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 403 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.

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 11,971 Views 35 Comments

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

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