ALONE

ALONE’s Support & Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact. Trained and Garda-vetted volunteers provide weekly visits or telephone calls which enable older people to feel secure and supported at home. The service provides assistance to solve everyday problems, offers friendship and companionship, and links the older person in with local events and activities through social prescribing. Through regular contact with large numbers of individuals, Telephone and Visitation volunteers enable the implementation of national strategies by communicating relevant messaging and information. ALONE’s support staff are on-hand to provide the older person with further support as and when required

Information for volunteers

ALONE’s Support & Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact. Trained and Garda-vetted volunteers provide regular visits or telephone calls which enable older people to feel secure and supported at home. The service provides assistance to solve everyday problems, offers friendship and companionship, and supports the older person to engage with local events and activities. ALONE’s professional support staff are on-hand to provide the older person with further support as and when required.

Visitation Support & Befriending
ALONE’s Visitation Support & Befriending Service provides regular visits to an older person from a volunteer who provides one-to-one companionship and practical support. Volunteers can support with practical tasks and provide information on local activities and relevant initiatives. All volunteers are trained, Garda vetted and receive support from ALONE staff.

Telephone Support
ALONE’s Telephone Support Service provides daily or weekly telephone contact to an older person from a volunteer. Volunteers provide companionship and support such as appointment reminders, medication prompts, and information on local activities and relevant initiatives. All volunteers are trained, Garda vetted and receive support from ALONE staff.

Contact

Caroline Muller
ALONE
Olympic House
Pleasants Street
Ireland
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