The 3 key initiatives are:
· Letting people know how and where they can volunteer through partnership with Volunteer Ireland and the network of volunteer centres. For information on volunteering, please visit https://www.volunteer.ie/
· Providing community supports for older people by providing funding to ALONE for their crisis telephone support line and follow through practical supports. Older people who have questions or concerns can contact the ALONE helpline on 0818 222 014 or the Senior helpline on 1800 804 591.
· Providing an email helpdesk facility in the Department of Rural and Community Development to assist smaller community groups with their queries. The dedicated Helpdesk service to registered community organisations is firstname.lastname@example.org