Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old

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GARDAÍ in Limerick have advised elderly people to acquire personal safety alarms to help them deal with a growing sense of fear in the wider local community. The advice follows the death of Rosie Hanrahan, […]

Demand for personal alarms surges under new Seniors Alert Scheme, €400,000 extra allocated

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Since the launch of the new Seniors Alert Scheme, there has been a fourfold surge in demand for senior citizens’ personal alarms, according to reports in today’s Independent.ie.   This is a dramatic turnaround, given the under-spend […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Countrywide ‘Information Meetings’ Announced

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Changes to the Seniors Alert Scheme, will be outlined at a series of events due to take place across Ireland. The ‘information meetings’ being run by Pobal, will take place during November & December.  You can register to attend the […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme (2017) – What we know so far…

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  Following today’s announcement of the new Seniors Alert Scheme by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, here’s a roundup of changes to the existing scheme so far announced.   The new […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme launched today

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The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (19 October) launched the new Seniors Alert Scheme in Summerhill, Co. Meath. The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated €2.3 million for […]

Pobal calls for personal alarm applications under the Seniors Alert Scheme

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Pobal is calling on community groups around the country to avail of supports for personal alarms for the elderly under the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS). The move follows recent criticism of Pobal’s €800,000 underspend in the scheme’s 2016 […]

Seniors Alert Scheme “Under-subscribed”

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The Seniors Alert Scheme budget allocation has been significantly under-spent for the past four years, as reported by RTE.  According to official figures, government funding of €800,000 earmarked for the scheme in 2016 was not spent. […]

Seniors Alert Scheme funding: visualised 2006 – 2016

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*Seniors Alert Scheme 2010 funding amount (€3.1  million) is the allocated amount for that year. The actual expenditure is unconfirmed.     Seniors Alert Scheme funding – data in tabular format:   Year Amount (millions) 2006 € […]

Seniors Alert Scheme funding cut by €300,000

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  A decision to slash funding for the Seniors Alert Scheme has been slammed as “disgraceful” by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the cut was confirmed to him in a Parliamentary Question he put to […]

Minister Catherine Byrne assumes responsibility for Seniors Alert Scheme

Minister Catherine Byrne assumes responsibility for Seniors Alert Scheme

Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy this week (on 15 May 2017) assumed responsibility for the Seniors Alert Scheme and also the Scheme of Supports for Volunteering.   Minister […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Pobal Review

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As part of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) review announced in August 2016, Pobal has issued a Request for Information (RFI). Pobal has stated this request is a “market sounding exercise to obtain market information in respect […]

Now Available: Review of Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP)

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The full final “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People” (CSOP) 2009/2010 has just been added to the ‘Telecare Resources‘ section of our website.   The review resulted in the replacement of the CSOP […]