The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) 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.
Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment, i.e. personal alarm and pendant, by a registered organisation. Funding is made available by this Department.
From September 2015 the equipment will be funded via Pobal and made available through community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations registered with Pobal under the Seniors Alert Scheme.
Community and Voluntary Groups will now be required to register with Pobal under the Scheme and a timescale up to mid-October 2015 is proposed for conclusion of the transition phase. You can register your Group and find more information on Pobal’s website (external link) or alternatively you can email Pobal at email@example.com or Telephone +353 (0)1 511 7222.
The Department will deal with emergency applications during the month of September. In the event that an application is not processed to completion by the Department by the end of September, it will be returned to the community group who can then take the matter up with Pobal.
- Seniors Alert - Payments to Groups (xls, 258 kb)
- Communities Supporting Older People Payments 2004-2010 (xls, 381 kb)
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