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Support service for older people to create 200 jobs

Published 19/11/2015

Neighbourhood support officer Janet Magee, Bryson Care service user Jim Dick, 91, from Belfast and David Torrens, chairman of Bryson Care, during the launch of social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group's, new One2One service for older people, which is to create 200 jobs across Northern Ireland. PA
Neighbourhood support officer Janet Magee, Bryson Care service user Jim Dick, 91, from Belfast and David Torrens, chairman of Bryson Care, during the launch of social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group's, new One2One service for older people, which is to create 200 jobs across Northern Ireland. PA
The service caters for older people

A new service for older people is to create 200 jobs across Northern Ireland.

Social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group, has invested £90,000 in its new One2One service.

The new, privately funded service, delivered through Bryson Care, will provide home support for those caring for older people.

It will include support with shopping, befriending, respite, light housework and meal preparation.

The service has employed 20 staff to date, with 180 care roles to be filled over the next 18 months across Northern Ireland.

The aim is to assist up to 3,500 older people in that timeframe.

Jo Marley, director of Bryson Care, said: "I urge anyone who feels they can benefit from this service - whether they are caring for an elderly loved one, or they themselves are in need of help and support outside of family - to get in touch with our team as soon as possible where we can provide a home-visit and set the service up very quickly."

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