« BackTralee group calls for database to identify vulnerable people

Elderly WomanA Tralee group says a database to identify vulnerable people would reduce the risk of individuals getting into difficulties due to poverty and neglect.

Cumann Iosaef is a voluntary charity which provides a number of services including meals-on-wheels.

The group has contacted Kerry County Council about establishing a database to help vulnerable people.

Kevin O’Connor is chairman of Cumann Iosaef.

He says such a database could, for example, help provide alarms for older, vulnerable people who have not been identified by social services.

Mr O’Connor highlights some of the tragic situations his group has come across.