ALONE ie - housing provision

By: Alone  05/12/2011
Keywords: Housing Support

ALONE believes in the right of older people to age at home in safety and security. We provide lifetime tenancies with support, in purpose-built clusters of homes and in houses in the community. ALONE accommodation is warm, comfortable and safe and is served by our own maintenance team. TO DOWNLOAD A DETAILED ALONE HOUSING INFORMATION BOOKLET:

TO DOWNLOAD AN ALONE HOUSING APPLICATION FORM:

Who Is ALONE Housing For? 
ALONE accommodation is for anyone who is over 60 and in genuine need of housing or at risk of homelessness. Applicants must be able to live reasonably independently or with the aid of a support package provided by the HSE or another agency.

How Do You Apply For ALONE Housing? 
If you are interested in ALONE housing please . Your details will be kept on file and we will send you an application form when the next suitable vacancy arises, or you can download one at the link above. Applications are assessed and shortlisted by ALONE Housing Support workers. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and tenancies allocated on the basis of priority need and individual suitability.

Do ALONE Residents Pay Rent? 
ALONE residents pay an affordable rent which can be covered by the social welfare rent supplement.

ALONE Housing Is Home 
ALONE maintains its properties to a high standard and looks after communal areas to ensure a pleasant environment. We provide basic furnishings and residents are encouraged to decorate their own homes and to make improvements if they want. Residents sign a simple tenancy agreement and are expected to show consideration to their neighbours. They are free to have guests, keep pets and otherwise carry on their lives as they wish.

We are committed to involving residents wherever possible in decisions which affect them; We invite those who are interested to participate in meetings and to respond to occasional surveys about quality of housing and support.

Keywords: Housing Support

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ALONE provides affordable accommodation in life-long tenancies for older people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 150 trained and Garda-vetted ALONE volunteers offer companionship to older people who would otherwise be lonely or isolated. Volunteers offer a programme of presentations to schools and are available to visit your business or community group.


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LONELINESS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM (The Society of St. Vincent de Paul reports loneliness as the biggest individual problem faced by older people living alone; the Central Statistics Office reports between 2001 and 2010, the number of older people living alone rose from 141,500 to 161,600.) RETURN TO OZ (Margaret Ryan is in her eighties.


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ALONE have a schools presentations programme through which volunteers visit schools and deliver an interactive presentation which includes a power-point slide-show and video footage. ALONE volunteers are available to visit your group, service, business or community to give a presentation on our work and the issues which are important for our service users.


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ALONE ie - community response

ALONE’s Community Response service advocates for vulnerable older people in crisis and links them in with long-term supports where available. 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. Maximising Independence ALONE believes older people should be able to age in their own homes for as long as possible.


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ALONE ie - housing support

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