COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of
the community are reached and helped at this time.
These comprise the local authority,
Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service,
An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.
These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on
ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or
those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and
Please try to ensure any vulnerable or
elderly people in your parish help are aware of these services.
line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to
the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Professional staff are available to answer
queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.
The support line is open Monday to Friday,
8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
SeniorLineis a national, confidential listening
service for older people, run by trained older volunteers.
you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time,
please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm
on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.
and the Irish Red Cross have raised funds to provide
additional assistance to older and vulnerable people around Ireland who are
experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by making once-off
grants, up to a maximum of €500, per person/household affected.