ALONE ie - housing support

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

Housing Support Workers link our residents to support services with the aim of enabling them to remain living in the community for as long as possible.The accommodation offered by ALONE is not sheltered accommodation and ALONE is not a direct provider of services.ALONE offers a responsive Housing Support Service which aims to sustain residents’ independent living and quality of life. Professional staff members develop support plans with those who avail of the service, based on their needs and interests.

Residents ask for support for a variety of reasons including when they are settling-in; if they are ill or need to spend some time in hospital; if they want advice about welfare benefits or external support services; if they are lonely.

Levels of support are flexible as individual needs change.

Kevin Kelly and Elaine Phelan of the ALONE Housing Support Team

Keywords: Housing Support, Housing Support Workers

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Our Stories - ALONE ie

Initially Julie was unsure if the visits were something she wanted, but she said she would just explore her options as she found herself getting more isolated and simply worrying about ageing. Julie is 70 and self-referred to the ALONE Befriending Service.


news - ALONE ie

Thanks to Fair City stars Ciara O’Callaghan (Yvonne Doyle) and Sam O’Mahony (Finn McGrath) and especially to the ALONE service users who came together to launch our Christmas campaign on November 30th. This year’s campaign sends a message that we are there for all older people who are struggling to get by in difficult times.


Services | ALONE ie

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.


Newsletters - ALONE ie

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.


presentations - ALONE ie

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.


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.


ALONE ie - housing provision

Applicants must be able to live reasonably independently or with the aid of a support package provided by the HSE or another agency. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and tenancies allocated on the basis of priority need and individual suitability. We provide lifetime tenancies with support, in purpose-built clusters of homes and in houses in the community.