The Seniors Alert Scheme provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of equipment to enable older persons, without sufficient means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. The Scheme is administered by local community and voluntary groups with the support of my Department.
The grant application to provide a pendant alarm for the person referred to in the question was one of a number of applications received together by my Department. The grant was processed and paid in March 2013. The installation of the alarm will be arranged by the local community and voluntary group in due course.