ALONE WORKING WITH MONAGHAN CO COUNCIL TO ASSIST OLDER PEOPLE THROUGH PANDEMIC

22 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received more than 20,000 calls to their COVID-19 helpline for older people since it launched in March. ALONE has hugely expanded their services since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland to meet the needs of older people nationwide, and is running a national helpline for older people as part of Community Call in collaboration with the Department of Health, the HSE and local authorities including Monaghan County Council. In addition to this, ALONE staff and volunteers have made 71,715 calls to older people across the country that need support. Three quarters of the older people who called the ALONE helpline in the last week are living alone. ALONE has urged communities, family members and neighbours to continue to offer support and assistance to older people during this time, and remind older people that although we may be apart, …

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