Social Alarm Monitoring
Stoneyford Development Association in conjunction with the Young At Heart group have launched a campaign to provide elderly people with an Emergency Response facility at the touch of a button. Using the most up to date technology people can have access to an emergency response centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This system contacts two local neighbours or friends and then the emergency services if required at the press of a button. This technology provides safety and personal reassurance enabling you, a relative or a friend to live independently within their own home.
Those who are 65+ are entitled to get a grant towards the cost of this technology (Social Monitored Alarm). This grant is issued by the Dept of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, and covers over 80% of the cost and is available through voluntary groups like the Development Association.
April 09 – This grant is currently suspended pending a review by the department.
Nov 2010 We have been informed that grants are available again for eligible persons.
For more information or an application form please contact Joe Whyte, Chairperson, Stoneyford Development Association on 087 2556722
Alternatively you can visit the following Website for information on Social Alarm Monitoring