Local support for benefit advice
Providing support services to older Irish people living in the community
as well as drop-in day services and advice and information services
Information and advice on debt, housing and general enquiries
Matches trained volunteers with local older people who are unable to go out by themselves and who are at very high risk of loneliness. Befrienders visit weekly for company and conversation,Telephone befriending for clients on the waiting list for visits and during Covid-19 restrictions, Our Aim is to reduce isolation and increase independence and involvement in the community
Currently providing telephone befriending with some face to face visits where social distancing requirements can be met. Our service matches older people to volunteers on the basis of shared interests and compatibility. The relationships consist of weekly visits at a time convenient for both parties which usually take place in the older person’s own home. Some of our befriending matches go for short walks together, to local coffee shops, art galleries, for meals or they may choose to play games together. The relationships evolve based on what the befriendee is both able to do and wants to do.
Depending on funds, one-off payments for carer’s breaks