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New alliance means greater supports for older people in North East
Minister for Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today announced a new strategic partnership between Netwell CASALA, the research centre for ageing at DkIT and ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The partnership will see the expansion of existing social care and community support services for older people in the North East.