ALONE is calling on people across the Midwest to help older people who are homeless or experiencing the impact of the housing crisis over Christmas, with a record number of people currently on their waiting list.
There are some 250 people on their housing waiting list this year, the highest number the organisation has ever recorded.
They are calling on members of the public to support older people who will not have the security of a comfortable home this Christmas by donating and supporting their work.
The national organisation will help elderly people spending Christmas in emergency accommodation, in unsuitable housing conditions, or in the knowledge that they have notices to quit their rented accommodation.
ALONE CEO Seán Moynihan is appealing for donations from the public and is calling on people to volunteer for them in the New Year.