More than 8,000 calls have been made to helplines by older or vulnerable in Ireland in the past week.
The Community Call forum which was launched by the government last Monday received over 5,000 calls up to Sunday.
While more than 3,000 interactions were made to Alone in the first four days of the project.
The Covid-19 Community Call Forum works with State agencies, and community and voluntary groups to provide services to any vulnerable person who needs them.
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