The Community Foundation for Ireland: Covid-19 Hit Charities need Budget Break

Budget 2021 should be used to support charities, community and voluntary organisations facing a surge in demand for services and a fall in donations as a result of Covid-19, according to The Community Foundation for Ireland......


Chair of the Foundation, Mike Gaffney added:

“Older people, people with disabilities, those who struggle to make ends meet, those trapped in violent relationships and many others have borne the brunt of the isolation and loneliness caused by the restrictions needed to keep us all safe.

For them hope, support and help often comes from charities, community and voluntary groups. Meals on Wheels, newly developed virtual supports, neighbours who will make a run to the shop or pharmacies are literally lifelines.

See full report .

Peter Butler A Caring Community Presentation Aug 2020

Due to PUBLIC meeting not been held because of Covid 19.
I am making my Presentation Available in a PDF for Community Groups Committees
My mob is 0860568155. Email

Contact the office 018435889
As a result of Covid-19, we have made some changes to the installation service that customers should be aware of;
TASK installers will now deliver units to customer's premises but will not carry out an installation unless this has be pre-agreed. Customers can also opt for equipment to be delivered by An Post. Full installation instructions and details of telephone support will be included with each alarm unit.

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Community Support For Older Persons.

Community Groups have been applying for Social Alarms for persons over 65 years of age living in their Community since 1996.

Originally called Community Support For Older Persons .

In 2010 the grant scheme was reviewed and is now called the Seniors Alert Scheme.

The Seniors Alert Scheme since Sept 2015 is been managed by Pobal



See Seniors Alert Scheme Page.

Charities Regulator: Annual Report 2019

The number of charities in Ireland surpassed the 10,000 mark in 2019 in what was the Charities Regulator’s busiest year to date. The Charities Regulator has published our Annual Report for 2019.

See Report 2019

Denise Charlton commits to meeting the challenges of Covid-19

Human rights campaigner Denise takes up the role from Tina Roche, who co-founded the foundation and has guided it for over two-decades to become a leader in philanthropy with over €50m in grants for communities across the country.

The organisation is currently engaged in distributing €5.5 million in donations already received through ‘RTE Does Comic Relief’ to respond to Covid-19.

See full report click here

"A Good Neighbour deters Crime and helps people to live independently in the Community" Helping to supply Social Alarms since 1996. "

COVID - 19 Information from across government

 The Community Call PDF  has  been posted to homes nationwide.

Thanks to Activelink. for the above links   for more info on Community Responce visit

Test Call.


Now is a good time to Test Call that the Social Alarm installed is on standby mode and that he or she has their pendant button on them. For more information check out the TEST Call Page .

Limerick Senior Forum meeting.

Thanks for the to the invitation from Noreen Waters from
Limerick Seniors

To attend Limerick Senior Forum Open Meeting
on Tuesday, March 6th 2018 at 2 pm
in the Granary Library Michael Street Limerick.

Thanks to those that attended and who participtated by asking questions.
Hope it was of benefit to those attending .

TASK is proud to have sponsored the Tipperary (Ireland) International Peace Awards 2019, and to have had the privilege to present this year's award to Former President of Ireland, Mrs. Mary Robinson. The awards which took place 7th November in the Excel Heritage Centre in Tipperary, were organised by the Tipperary Peace Convention. Many thanks to everyone involved in this excellent event.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighourhood Watch First Launched in Ireland in 1986.


What is Neighbourhood Watch?  

Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention and community safety programme for urban areas. It operates as a partnership between An Garda Síochána and the public. It works on the basis that every member of a community can help to improve the quality of life in the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardaí. 

Click  Garda Crime Prevention  >  Program 


How to setup A Community Alert


To set up a group in your area, contact your local Garda Station or your local the Muintir na Tíre Community Alert Development Officer (Tel: 062-51163 ) The group may be set up in response to community demand or as a result of Garda contact. It is important to canvass local residents with a view to securing their support and involvement before introducing a group in the area. 


Click  Garda Crime Prevention  >  Program 


TEXT Alert

 How theTEXT ALERT Works

A Local Resident observes some suspicious activity and calls  the 24 Hour Garda Station

The nature of the suspicious activity is analysed by An Garda Siochana to determine if an alert is appropriate.   If  decided an alert is  necessary they next question to decide is it appropriate to deliver to all registered households in  the Scheme .

The Garda contact the service provider and the Text Alerts are sent to the Community members in a timely manner.

The TEXT Alerts details sent by the Provider to registered members should not be added to or altered in any way.


Click  Garda Crime Prevention  >  Program 


The photo shows  4 types of suspicios activity..

If you hear or see something that you think is suspicious phone the Gardai.