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Housebound Service

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Louth

WHO Theme: Communication And Information

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Nutrition Eating Well, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland FundLocal AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Paid Staff, Premises, Services

Cost: 1000-5000


We receive requests through email or by phone from library members for their choice of books. We take their details and fill these requests from our library stock. The books are then delivered to the person’s home and previous loans collected.

Aim of Initiative

The elderly, the housebound, and library members in general.

Who is it aimed at

The elderly, the housebound, and library members in general.

Steps critical to success

  1. Advertising of the iniative to make people aware
  2. Buy in from public
  3. Staff and resources to meet demand

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Sufficient spread across the County

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Lesisure and recreation
  2. Contact with people restricting their movements

Evaluation / Report:

Peter Murphy, Louth County Library,