RTE’s Nationwide Explores History Of ALONE

What:                   Nationwide programme on the charity ALONE

When:                  Wednesday 8th November 2017

Where:                 RTÉ 1

Time:                     7 – 7.30pm


ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, will be featured on next Wednesday’s episode of Nationwide on RTÉ 1, at 7pm. This feature will delve into the work and history of ALONE, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.


Providing an invaluable service and support for older people across Ireland, the programme will explore the work of ALONE and introduce the staff members and volunteers who provide its vital services. The programme will also interview older people who benefit from ALONE’s Befriending, Housing and Support Co-ordination services.


Valerie Cox, author and former RTÉ journalist, will also appear on the programme to discuss her new book, ALONE: The First 40 Years, which tells the inspiring story of the early years of ALONE, from Willie Birmingham’s selfless dedication to the people who followed in his footsteps, as well as the new challenges and issues faced by the charity today.


For more information about ALONE visit www.alone.ie


 About ALONE

2017 marks 40 years since ALONE was founded. Since then the charity has supported thousands of older people to age at home. ALONE works with those who have issues with loneliness and social isolation, lack of services, poor health, poverty, homelessness or housing.  ALONE provides Support Coordination, Housing with Support, Befriending and Campaigning services to over 1,000 older people nationwide every week. ALONE’s services are quality approved and are delivered 365 days a year.


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