Alone launch 50 new age-friendly housing units

By Maurice Garvey

THE official announcement of Alone’s 50 new age-friendly housing units in Inchicore, took place this week.

The launch in Jamestown Court on Wednesday was attended by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAuliffe, Deputy Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, Alone CEO, Seán Moynihan and tenant Noel McDonald.

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Charity aquired the units following a stock transfer from the council

The charity acquired the units following a stock transfer from Dublin City Council.

Established in 1977, Alone support over 1,000 older people nationwide via a range of services, including housing, befriending and campaigning services.

Alone will lead a redevelopment and refurbishment project of the Jamestown Court site, parts of which are currently steeled up, to create age-friendly one-bedroom homes for older people on the housing waiting list.

This project will encompass refurbishment of the existing three blocks and the building of a fourth block.

Seán Moynihan, CEO of Alone, said: “We are excited to be moving forward with the Jamestown Court project and are grateful for the assistance of Dublin City Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to make this housing solution a reality.

“Looking ahead to 2022, there will be 50 age-specific homes available to provide secure and supported housing for older people. This is an important step in the right direction for older people’s housing.”

Brendan Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, said the redevelopment of Jamestown Court and collaborative approach from DCC and Alone will support older people on their housing waiting list.

Current construction on Block A is estimated to be completed within 12 months, and all 50 units will be ready for tenants in 2022.

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