Belfast Telegraph

Care provider to create 30 new jobs

Community care provider Domestic Care Services is in the process of creating 30 jobs as part of ongoing expansion plans.

The company has just grown its services in the Comber area with the acquisition of First Class Care, backed by funding from Ulster Bank.

The acquisition of First Class Care has secured all 37 jobs at the company in Comber and has immediately created an additional 10 roles.

Added to that Domestic Care is planning to create 20 more jobs across Northern Ireland to meet increased demand for its services.

Founded in 1993, Domestic Care Services employs over 320 people across the province, providing community meals and domiciliary home care to elderly residents in Belfast, North Down, South and East Antrim and the former Causeway trust area.

Lesley Megarity, director of Domestic Care Services, said: "This is the second business we have acquired in the last year as we focus on growing the company and developing more complex products which will provide additional care in the home. We are seeing increased demand for our services and expect this to continue as we meet the challenges of providing care for an ageing population." Andy Mills, regional director, Ulster Bank added: "We recognise the vital importance of funding for the healthcare sector and Ulster Bank is determined to play a leading role in the development of this market in Northern Ireland.

"When the Directors of Domestic Care Services approached us, we were quickly able to demonstrate we had an experienced team that could support them with their growth plans. We were delighted when they chose Ulster Bank to fund their latest acquisition."

Ulster Bank recently committed to providing £300m in funding to small and medium sized enterprises in Northern Ireland.