Alarms for elderly approved for funding
THE Wicklow Community and Family Services Group has been approved for funding for personal alarms for older people, under the Scheme of Community Support for Older People.
The scheme aims to improve security for older members of the community and funding is available towards the once-off installation cost of socially mon- itored alarm systems, and other small items of physical security. The scheme is open throughout the year and applications can be made for funding as the need arises.
The Wicklow Community and Family Services Group has been allocated € 4,397.79 which will enable to provide the monitored alarms to vulnerable older peo- ple in their own homes, something Cllr. Caroline Burrell said is a necessity in today’s society.
‘As this Scheme is highly valued by those working with older people in our society, I welcome this funding and I would encourage all community groups in the County to apply for funding throughout the coming year,’ she said.