There are 40 Community Groups Registered in County Kerry under the Seniors Alert Scheme with Pobal.
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 .
Living alone for a significant period during the day or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria.
Grant can only be applied for by a Registered Community Group with Pobal and applicant
Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.
( Applicant must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs. First year monitoring free for new applications since Nov 2017 .
(€66 a year with TASK from
year two onwards ) . If they are have no Landline phone A grant is available for a Base & Pendant GSM for persons over 65years of Age when applied for by registered community groups with Pobal.
The sim card is
placed in and left in the base unit. A monthly fee of €6 is charged and paid by a bank standing order to TASK Community Care or the older person can pay annual fee of €72.
The Participant Application form is completed
and given to the Registered Community Group who apply online with Pobal for the Grant.