Making Connections’ mission is to alleviate loneliness and isolation by providing Befriending and Wellbeing
Supports that empower people to stay healthy and socially connected.
A community where no older person is isolated or alone
Our Commitment to Good Governance
Making Connections is a registered charity (Company Number 559418 | CHY21301 | CRA 20149635). We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
Our Board of Directors
Adrienne Gormley (Chair)
Helen Boyd (Company Secretary)
Tim Brick (Treasurer)
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council worked in partnership with Making Connections throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the charity is currently an active member of the drl Age Friendly Alliance. They are extrememly knowledeable about the needs of older people in the county and they understand the importance of guiding and mentoring volunteers to enable them to positively support older people.
A Collaborative Approach
Age Friendly Ireland
National Positive Aging Stratergy
Dlr Community Response Forum
Dlr Volunteer Centre
HSE Managers of Services of Older People
HSE Primary Care Teams