Seniors Alert Scheme

The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.




Participant Application Form Nov 2017

Some minor changes to the Participant Form .Making it easier and quicker to complete.

Seniors Alert Scheme - It's not just the first (free) years monitoring that matters to older people.

Under the new Seniors Alert Scheme, it's not only the first (free) years monitoring that matters to older people. All telecare suppliers have provided 5 years monitoring charges to Pobal (who provide the grant funding). These subsequent years monitoring charges should be viewable for Pobal registered community groups on the online portal.

After the participant's free first year's monitoring, TASK charge only €66.00 yearly. That's GUARANTEED for the following 4 YEARS under the scheme.

Our price includes VAT (...which works out at only €53.76 ex VAT per year).


Peter Butler TASK Community Care Area Representative.


I am available to meet and show Community Groups who are applying for Social Alarms and Pendants for persons

under the Seniors Alert Grant Scheme

in Counties 

Clare , Limerick and Kerry for  whom we are the supplier for Pobal.

I am also available to speak with and meet Community Groups that  have installed TASK Community Care 

social alarms in the past who want to replace pendant buttons or add a bogus call button or other sensor.

To contact me please leave a message : .

1  In the Comment Section below.

2 Or ring my mobile 0860568155.

3 Email

Kind regards

Peter Butler

Important Question at Seniors Alert Scheme Information Meetings.

One important question we were asked at a recent Seniors Alert Scheme information meeting  was about our guarantee on equipment...

As long as we are carrying out your 24-hour monitoring, participants under the Seniors Alert Scheme get a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the monitored alarm with TASK. That includes battery replacements on your pendant button too

Since Sept 2015 we are supplying  the CareLink and Pendant social alarm  under the Seniors Alert Scheme as shown in the photo to the right.

The Social alarm is attached to a landline phone and an electrical socket. He or she can activate a call to the monitoring centre by pressing the red button on the unit or the pendant button that they wear around their wrist or on a lanyard around the neck.

If the  older person has no landline phone and he or she would still like to have a social alarm.

They can still get a social alarm and pendant  button  under the Seniors Alert Scheme as long as they are over 65 years and willing to pay the annual monitoring fee.

 He or or she will have to supply and Pay for a  sim card . 





Suitable Sim Cards for Telecare Units.


TASK Community Care can supply a  sim card for a monthly fee paid by a bank standing order.







Step 1. Community Group Register Online with Pobal.

Pendant can be worn on the wrist.


To participate in the scheme.

The group must be community based, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation .


Click on Pobal Seniors Alert Scheme Home Page


If at any stage you have a problem accessing the SAS online system or completing the registration process,

please contact SAS Helpdesk as follows:  


Tel: 01-5117222    then ext 2

You can also contact me Peter on 0860568155

Step Two.

Pendant can be worn around the neck.

   A Participant Application Form.


 Must be completed and signed by an eligilable person and witnessed by committee member.( Forms kept locally)

Eligilable Older Person.

A person will be eligible for grant aid if he or she is :Aged 65 years or older; And  of limited means or resources ;and Living alone for a significant period during the day  or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria;( Must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs. (€66 a year with TASK) And Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.                


Step Three.


See User Guide  Participants Application  Form Completion  Online


The Participant Application
 This contains three short sections which you will need to complete on behalf of the participant.

Many application are been approved in 12 to 24 hours.


Step Four . Ordering the Social Alarm.

The group will receive approval for the equipment and be given a 10 digit pin no and asked to phone the No 1 Supplier for their area.

To Order  a Social Alarm  & Pendant from TASK Community Care  contact the Office

01 8435889


 Email   Download Order Form  at the top of this page.





Order Form

Updated 21/11/2017.
To Order a Social Alarm and pendant you can ring the office 018435889
or download order form and email

Form for Tax reference No for voluntary non profit organisations .

Guidance Note on Application for a Tax Reference No (TRN)

If you require further information.


If you require any assistance on the Seniors Alert Scheme  or you would like me to give a presentation you can ring me 

 on 0860568155 or leave a message in the comment box below and I will get back to you a.s.a.p.


Kind Regards

Peter Butler.