Helplines: someone to talk to

Are you finding things difficult or concerned about a loved one? Talk to a trained volunteer today.

Call 1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.

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Whatever you’re going through, call free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

Email [email protected]

Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call.

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Family Carers Ireland offers a confidential, friendly and supportive Careline. Just Freephone 1800 24 07 24 to talk to our experienced and trained staff. They will listen to your concerns and offer practical advice on a range of topics, including supports and services available from your Local Authority, the HSE, or offered by Family Carers Ireland in your area.

We can give you information on:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Carer’s Benefit
  • Carer’s Support Grant
  • Family Carers Ireland services including Respite and Training
  • Family Carers Ireland Carers’ Groups
  • Membership of Family Carers Ireland
  • Supports available from your Local Authority
  • The Health Service Executive
  • Department of Social Protection

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 12 noon

Helpline Advisers and trained Helpline Volunteers are available to talk to you in confidence about:

  • Different causes of dementia
  • How a diagnosis is made
  • Accessing our services and supports
  • Practical tips for living well day-to-day
  • Legal and financial affairs
  • and much more…

Phone 1800 341 341 or email [email protected]
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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Seniorline (formerly Senior Helpline) is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call.

Phone LoCall 1800 80 45 91.

Lines are open every day from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year.

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Information on Entitlements

If you have a question that has not been answered by the content on this website, you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000.

Available Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

The Age Action information service is open from 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.

  • Tel: (01) 475 6989
  • Lo Call: 1890 369369
  • Email: [email protected]

Our Information service responds to queries from individuals and organisations about: Entitlements, Accommodation Issues, Safety and Security, Health concerns, Employment issues, Leisure, and Carers.
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