If you are making a referral to ALONE on behalf of someone else, please make sure you have the person's consent to do so. If possible, complete this referral form in the company of the person being referred.
our services for?
ALONE is a national organisation working with people over 60 years of age. If we cannot
provide services directly, we will endeavour to locate a service
that can. An older person does not necessarily have to live by themselves in
order to be referred to ALONE.
Befriending and Support Visitation Service
ALONE’s Befriending and Support Service offers
companionship to older people through weekly visits by trained, Garda Vetted and supported
volunteers. We match volunteers to the people they visit ensuring compatibility
and common interests where possible.
ALONE’s Befriending and Support Telephone Service
ALONE’s Befriending and Support Telephone Service offers daily
contact by a friendly local volunteer who is trained and Garda Vetted. It provides friendship,
security and support to alleviate loneliness and improve their overall
ALONE Support Coordination Service
Our Support Coordination service entails the coordination of supports
and services for the older person who wishes to age at home. We engage with a
wide range of services, including, but not limited to, health and medical,
financial, social welfare and housing. Each older person is assigned a Support
Coordinator, a trained professional, who acts as an independent advocate for the
older person in coordinating the necessary services.
happens after a referral is made?
1. We will confirm receipt of the referral.
2. A Support Coordinator will phone to discuss the service with the person and
discuss next steps.
3. An Assessment will be carried out in the home of the
4. If being referred for Friendship and Support, a Support Coordinator
will work to match the older person with a volunteer, and will remain in contact during this process.
referred for Support Coordination, a Support Coordinator will ensure that a
plan is put in place to help resolve the difficulties of an older person
seeking to avail of our Support Coordination Service, and will remain in
contact until the difficulties are resolved.
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