ALONE Charity Christmas cards. Decorations, Grafton Street 09.12.1961
ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have partnered with Kelly Cards to release a range of ALONE Charity Christmas cards for the holiday season. The specially designed cards are available in packs of eight each with two designs and cost €8.95.
10% from each sale goes directly to ALONE to help support their vital services for older people this winter. The cards will be available in Dubray Books, Hodges Figgis, the National Gallery of Ireland and other assorted bookshops, galleries and gift shops nationwide. For more details on where you can get cards, please contact [email protected].
Established in 1977, ALONE is an independent charity that supports vulnerable older people to age at home. They work with those who have issues with social isolation, lack of services, poor health, poverty, homelessness or housing. ALONE provides Supportive Coordination, Befriending, Supportive Housing and Campaigning services to hundreds of older people every week. They receive no Government funding for their day-to-day activities so rely solely on the generosity of the public to continue their work. ALONE’s services are quality approved and are delivered 365 days a year.
After successfully running a Befriending Service in Dublin for almost four decades, ALONE has recently taken the lead on establishing Befriending Network Ireland, a national network of befriending services for vulnerable and older people.
ALONE also recognized the need for a national voice for befriending, training and quality standards and transparency across all services. This inspired ALONE to commence and lead the development of a national befriending network to link all the independent befriending services that are currently running throughout the country.
In November 2014, ALONE facilitated a meeting with representatives from various organizations to explore the idea of creating a national befriending network. In 2015 ALONE facilitated two more meetings which resulted in the formation of Befriending Network Ireland and the Befriending Network Ireland Advisory Group with representatives from the independent befriending organizations across Ireland.