The Irish Elderly Advice Network was founded in 1993 and has spent 20 years dedicated to combating poverty, isolation and distress amongst the elderly Irish population in and around London. The charity was founded in 1993 following the deaths of 3 older Irish people in Camden. Each died alone and lay undiscovered for several months. They had become isolated, in poor health, removed from friends, family and community and had no one to turn to for help. These tragedies shook the Irish community and a number of older Irish women came together and founded the Irish Elderly Advice Network to try and ensure this could never happen again.
In the years since, the Irish Elderly Advice Network has been hugely successful in empowering and supporting older Irish people. Through the provision of welfare support, social and cultural work, and a focus on empowering older people to speak for themselves, we have helped thousands of people and the numbers continue to grow.
Happy St Patrick’s Day from the Irish Pensioners Choir