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Security of the Elderly.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 19 January 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

697 Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs when the personal alarm scheme for older persons will be restored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1092/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

I announced the restoration of the Scheme of Community Support for Older People on 2 October 2009. The Scheme will remain open until revised arrangements are put in place, which I expect to happen in the coming weeks.

The Scheme funded 432 community groups in 2009 providing 6,523 older persons with security equipment with the vast majority of them receiving the socially monitored alarm.

Details of all payments made to beneficiary groups under the Scheme are published monthly, on a county basis, on my Department's website at www.pobail.ie

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