HSE figures show 166 job cuts in primary care

See article in  The Irish Times 4th of Sept 2019 click  here

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

A €3 MILLION fund is to be launched to help combat loneliness in the community.

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects, with applications for funding being accepted for between €5,000 and €100,000.

Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly secured the funding, which is separate from the HSE’s mental health budget.

 

Click on the journal link to find out more

Irish Farmers Journal Examines Technology for Older People Posted on February 7, 2019 by Toni Bunting

 Frank explained to Irish County Living Editor, Mairead Lavery, how after having suffering a stroke, aged 60, he became more aware of the importance of personal alarms for older people and purchased one for himself. He now accepts applications from many others aged 65 or over, for the Seniors Alert Scheme, Pobal funded alarms

 

 

For more information see the article on www.Telecare.ie 

Croom Limerick

Attended  a meeting in the Scouts Den Croom Co Limerick

on Wednesday the 23rd of May 2018 @7.30pm.

 

Thanks to all who turned out on a fine evening and in particular Fr Willam Fitzmaurice and Christy Murray who organised this meeting.

 

 

See the Seniors Alert Scheme Page 

Limerick Senior Forum meeting.


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

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 .

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

Kilmihil Active Retirement Group in Clare

 

Enjoyed meeting the Active Retirement Group  on Friday the 16/02/2018 in the Meadow venue .Hope that those  who attended found it uselfull. People who allready have a social alarm and pendant encourgaed to let a call go through to our monitoring centre and let them know that this is a test call

It was good to chat and the tea and cake went down well also.

Surge in Demand for Social Alarms in Limerick

See the full article by Donal O Regan in the Limerick Leader on the 4th of February 2018

 

click on  >  Article

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

 


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.

See Seniors Alert Scheme Page.

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. 

How do I set up a Neighbourhood Watch.

Contact your local Garda station and see if there is a scheme in existence. Your local Community Garda will also be able to advise in cases where a scheme is in existence but needs to be revitalised

See  An Garda Siochana Neighbourhood Watch Page.  

 

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 or view a  list of Development Officers). 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. 

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.

The photo shows  4 types of suspicios activity..

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