ALONE’s Community Response service advocates for vulnerable older people in crisis and links them in with long-term supports where available. The service gives the people we help up-to-date information to empower them to make informed decisions.
Who Is Community Response For?
Anybody over 60 who is living in the greater Dublin area and in need of crisis support can apply to the ALONE Community Response service. People contact us for all kinds of reasons including housing conditions, isolation, loneliness, health, disability and ﬁnancial problems. The service is conﬁdential, non-judgemental and non-denominational.
How Does Community Response work?
Once someone contacts us a worker will visit the person to assess their needs and agree the best course of action appropriate to their circumstances. A plan will be agreed and reviewed regularly as progress is made. We offer advocacy, advice and up-to-date and accessible information on support services for older people. Community Response links people in with these services depending on individual need and preference.
ALONE believes older people should be able to age in their own homes for as long as possible. The support we offer is discussed and agreed in detail with the people we meet. Our priority is to identify the root cause of their crisis and to put in place long term supports to prevent similar situations arising in the future. If the individual wishes we can arrange for regular visits from an ALONE befriending volunteer to offer company and the additional security of having someone to check-in with them on a weekly basis.