Seniors Alert Scheme

The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development 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, living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household;
  • Resides within the geographical area of the relevant registered organisation;
  • Able to benefit from the equipment supplied;
  • Prepare to maintain contact with the registered organisation.


It is free. You will get the equipment with one year’s monitoring free. The equipment is funded through the Department of Rural and Community Development.

After year one you will be asked to pay a monitoring fee for 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 organisations on Pobal's website.

Pobal do not process individual applications.

Find out more about the Seniors Alert Scheme from Citizens Information