ALONE is a national organisation that supports older people to age at home.
Location: Dublin, Co. Dublin
Loan Value: €505,520
It works and supports people aged 60+ providing housing with support, support co-ordination, befriending and other services to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.
It is one of only 16 accredited approved housing bodies with the Housing Finance Agency and provides employment to 20 staff & ten interns with over 500 volunteers.
During 2018 Community Finance Ireland were delighted to assist the organisation with a loan to assist them to expand their housing stock.
Pictured is Joe Kelly, recipient of one of these permanent new homes in Dublin.
“Thanks to the support of Community Finance Ireland, during 2018 we renovated 11 new homes for older people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Today 12 older people have age-friendly homes which are equipped to meet their needs with fully accessible bathrooms and kitchens. Throughout the renovation process, over 150 volunteers took part in 11 corporate volunteer days to paint and clean the new apartments in anticipation of their residents.”
Patrick Doherty, Head of Housing, ALONE