My Department is responsible for the Seniors Alert Scheme which encourages community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable them to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase by a registered community-based organisation of a personal alarm or pendant.
Pobal administers the scheme on behalf of my Department. In the first instance contact should be made with the local community-based organisation. Currently there are 42 approved organisations operating the scheme in County Limerick, with approximately 12 of these covering all or parts of Limerick city. Details of these organisations can be found at www.pobal.ie, or by telephone at 01 5117222. Officials in my Department have passed on the contact details provided to Pobal to assist with the query in question.