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Security of the Elderly

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Questions (49)

Jack Wall

Question:

77 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the funding provided by his Department under the senior alert scheme to date; the amount per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39274/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs)

As the Deputy is aware, the Scheme of Community Support for Older People (CSOP) was replaced by the Seniors Alert Scheme on 24 May 2010. Applications continue to be processed under both schemes and my Department has provided funding of €1.56m to date. Both schemes are demand-led initiatives to help community groups address issues of isolation and the security fears of older people. Expenditure in each county is directly related to the number of applications received from community groups operating in support of older people. My Department does not set county allocations under the Schemes. The table below shows the amount of funding provided per county in 2010 to date.

County

County

County

Carlow

21,699

Kilkenny

35,395

Offaly

51,373

Cavan

93,491

Laois

32,239

Roscommon

3,750

Clare

48,954

Leitrim

15,511

Sligo

32,490

Cork

155,635

Limerick

52,090

Tipperary

68,378

Donegal

36,829

Longford

29,265

Waterford

27,530

Dublin

201,856

Louth

39,607

Westmeath

59,679

Galway

153,020

Mayo

71,511

Wexford

61,733

Kerry

76,317

Meath

38,834

Wicklow

38,573

Kildare

39,143

Monaghan

79,410

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