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Pobal

Pobal provides management and support services on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, amongst others. One of the groups supported by Government through Pobal is older people.

Age Action

Age Action is a charity which promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people. Working with, and on behalf of, older people we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow older.

Community Alert

Community Alert is a community safety programme for rural areas with an emphasis on older and vulnerable people. It operates as a partnership between the community, An Garda Síochána and Muintir na Tíre.

The Care & Repair Programme

The Care & Repair Programme was established by Age Action to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge, to give them access to reliable tradesmen for larger jobs and to provide a befriending service.

Active Retirement Ireland

Active Retirement Ireland is a national network of over 500 local Active Retirement Associations with over 23,000 members. ARI believes that older people have the right to be full and participative members of our society.

Family Resource Centre

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit by involving local communities in tackling the problems these communities face.