Supporting local charities
Our charitable giving focuses on nationally backed charities with a shared ethos to directly assist those who need support most in our communities, children, and older people. Our main charity partners for 2021 are ALONE who support older people to age at home and the Jack and Jill Foundation, who provide in-home nursing care for sick children and respite support for their families. Working with Jack & Jill and ALONE allows Glenveagh the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives.
ALONE is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home, safely and securely. They work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties and provide an integrated system of Support Coordination, Practical Supports, Befriending, a variety of Phone Services, Social Prescribing, Housing with Support, and assistive technology. They use support plans, provide a point of contact for access to health, social care, housing, transport and other arising needs using technology and other services and activities to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Glenveagh look forward to working together with the ALONE team to share our industry experience and support a number of employee volunteers programmes throughout the year to help achieve their goals.
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation must raise over €4 million every year to fund its unique home nursing care and respite service, which is provided to children with highly complex medical and life-limiting conditions, from birth to six years of age, around the country, including end-of-life care. The service mobilises a crew of community nurses and carers, operates seven days a week, and has no waiting list. Over 2,500 families have been supported by the Foundation since it was established in 1997, with the Foundation funding and supporting over 94,000 home nursing hours to the children under its wing in 2020, in addition to hands-on case management from its specialist children’s liaison nurses. Glenveagh are proud to support such a worthy cause and work closely with the Jack & Jill team on their many worthwhile initiatives.