Beechfield Healthcare, a major supplier of mobility and living aids, has announced a partnership with ALONE, an Irish charity that supports older people to age at home.
The partnership will involve financial and organisational support from Beechfield Healthcare, which will enable both organisations to work together on their shared ethos of supporting people to live at home for as long as possible.
Working with older people who are socially isolated, homeless, living in poverty or crisis, ALONE supports hundreds of older people through its four main services – Support Coordination, Befriending, Housing with Support, and Campaigns for Change.
The charity also connects organisations and individuals with the training and technology they need to support people to live independently at home through its BConnect service.
Speaking at the announcement, ALONE CEO Seán Moynihan: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Beechfield Healthcare and look forward to working with them in the coming months. Mobility and health difficulties are some of the top reasons that older people come to ALONE for support.”
“As we expand throughout the country we rely on support from organisations like Beechfield Healthcare to provide our services and we are very grateful to them for their assistance. Beechfield Healthcare has an ethos of supporting people to live at home for as long as possible and we hope that by partnering we can work together towards this shared goal.”
Beechfield Hatlhcare commercial director James Gargan said: “We met with many excellent charities who do amazing work, but ALONE were the perfect match. ALONE work with older people to coordinate the practical and personal supports needed to live independently, and independent living is core to what we do at Beechfield Healthcare.
“This initiative enables us to leverage our experience in the provision of quality Independent Living equipment to support the extensive ALONE community nationwide.”
Caption: ALONE hosts a Befriending Network in Ireland.