A PILOT SCHEME aimed at assisting the elderly and vulnerable has been rolled out in Killaloe.

Ran in conjunction between An Garda Síochána and Clare County Council, the scheme sees the circulation of an A4 document to persons living on their own, in isolation or deemed to be vulnerable.

This page which is split in two contains emergency contacts on one side and allows for the individual to fill in their own personal details such as an Eircode, name, number, GP and emergency contacts that could be used by emergency services in an instance where a person could be found unresponsive.

Community gardaí in Killaloe have been doing the rounds to assist older members of the population in the East Clare town to fill out their forms as part of the scheme.

Mayor of Clare, Cllr Tony O’Brien (FF) has been pushing for the roll-out of the scheme which primarily has been done by visits to Clarecare thus far. He described it as “a fantastic initiative”.

He stated, “it is certainly providing comfort to people living on their own or who feel isolated”.

“It’s also a win win as you have An Garda Síochána calling with something positive and it’s a way of them linking in with the community,” the Killaloe representative told The Clare Echo.

Inspector Shannon Moloney has been one of the key personnel at Killaloe Garda Station involved in the scheme.

An update on the work carried out as part of the scheme is to be presented before a sitting of the Clare Joint Policing Committee (JPC) to be held later this month.

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