Age Action calls for reversal of cuts to personal alarm funding

first_img Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 10, 2013 Age Action has described the Government’s decision to cut the funding for panic alarms in elderly people’s homes as “crazy” in light of the recent spate of attacks on elderly people.The Government has reduced the funding for personal security alarms from 2.45 million euro to 1.15 million.Age Action says the alarms allow elderly people to continue to live independently – and any reduction will cost more in the long term.Head of Advocacy Eamon Timmins says the case of Margaret Lilly, who used a personal alarm after last weekend’s attack highlights their importance……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/etims1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Previous articleGAA – Experimental Donegal Lose to FermanaghNext articleHouse damaged in Downings fire News Highland News WhatsApp Facebook Age Action calls for reversal of cuts to personal alarm funding Pinterestcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more