Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (146)

John O'Mahony


146. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when will a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their personal alarm pendant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20870/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

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.