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ALONE believes in a society where all older people are included as valued and empowered members of their communities. 


ALONE is a national organisation that supports and empowers older people to age happily and securely at home. We support individuals and their families, work with other organisations, and campaign nationwide to improve the lives of older people.

We work with all older people over 60, including those who are lonely, isolated, homeless, living in poverty, or are experiencing other difficulties. We support them through these challenges to help them find long term solutions.

Vision: Every older person has the opportunity to age happily and securely at home.

Mission: To revolutionise how we age by offering innovative and supportive services for older people, their families and our community.

Core Values are Compassion, Honesty, Effectiveness and Innovation

where your money goes

For all charitable donations raised for specific campaigns 100% goes directly to the delivery of the campaign/service.

All restricted funding received is administered as per the funding agreement to deliver services.



In 1976, during a very cold spell and within a few short weeks eight older people were found dead in their Dublin homes.

Willie Bermingham (1942-90) a Dublin Fireman who discovered some of these forgotten older people and a number of his friends, distributed posters to highlight that the over-60's in Dublin were suffering cold, hunger, loneliness, depression and illness and dying alone. They began to collect and distribute donations of food, fuel, clothing and furniture. They initiated a "search that building" campaign drawing awareness to the plight of isolated older people who survived in derelict city centre buildings, where unscrupulous landlords often wanted them out to free sites for redevelopment.

ALONE was founded by this small group of volunteers in 1977. Today we continue providing friendship, housing and support to isolated older people.