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Housing and Health: Time for Action for Older People in General Election 2020 - ALONE

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ALONE is a national organisation that supports and empowers older people to age happily and securely at home. Today, ALONE launched its submission to general election manifestos and forthcoming Programme for Government, ‘Housing and Health: Time for Action for Older People’.

This campaign asks all candidates to commit to four key goals that will ensure Ireland’s older population are supported to age at home with dignity and improve their quality of life.

ALONE’s ‘Housing and Health: Time for Action for Older People’ campaign is asking all candidates to work for older people by committing to the following:

  1. Fund home supports and health services which enable older people to age at home
  2. Set targets for housing for older people and link to supports to prevent a worsening housing crisis for older people
  3. Halt increases to the pension age and triple lock the State Pension
  4. Appoint a Minister of State exclusively for Older People and Demographic Change

ALONE are asking election candidates to pledge their support to these four goals by signing our petition. Our full campaign manifesto is available on our website.

For further information regarding ALONE visit www.alone.ie

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