Staff from Bannon Commercial Property Consultants happily volunteered 2 days of their time to Alone Ireland in July and August.
Over 30 Bannon employees volunteered their time over the two days. The days were spent on a variety of activities which included general maintenance work, decorating and gardening in Earls Court, Reuben Street & Bermingham Place, Kilmainham. These are two ALONE developments which provide assisted housing to people over 60 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Due to very generous contributions from Bannon partners we were able to donate surplus funds to ALONE Ireland.
ALONE is a national organisation that supports older people to age at home. ALONE works with the older person and their families, giving them options for the type of support that’s best for them, regardless of their situation. They offer support through an award-winning Befriending service, Housing with Support, Support Coordination, and Campaigns for Change.
In 2017, there were 6,663 people over 60 on the waiting list for public housing. ALONE received 20 applications for every house they have available, and there is always a waiting list. These numbers will rise even further as our population ages.
Earls Court, Reuben Street, Dublin 8 – 6th July
Bermingham Place, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 – 10th August
A special thanks to the following companies who donated materials: