Community Support for Older People

Seniors Alert Scheme

The scheme is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and administered by Pobal.  Pobal is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that manages programmes on behalf of a number of Government Departments and the E.U.

The Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) encourages community support for vulnerable older people by providing personal monitored alarms.



To enable older persons to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind by providing them with a free personal monitored alarm.  



  • Aged 65 years or older;
  • Of limited means or resources;
  • Living alone or living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria.



It is free. The equipment is funded through the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.

However, there is a fee for the monitoring the alarm, which is approximately €60-90 per year.


How to apply

Simply contact your local community or voluntary group operating the scheme in your area and they will apply on your behalf.  You can find the list of registered organisation here  Pobal do not process individual applications.


Alternatively, you can call Pobal directly on 01 5117222 and they will advise you of your local organisation.

Click here to view Brochure for the Seniors Alert Scheme