Charity Extra Care to create 28 jobs as part of £190k investment

CEO of Extra Care, Brian Hutchinson with care workers, Sarah-Louise Connor and Iris Connor

THE north's oldest domiciliary care charity is creating 28 new jobs as part of a three-year strategic growth plan.

Extra Care is investing in excess of £190,000 to create 20 care worker position as well as eight senior roles in areas including, finance, operations and senior care.

The recruitment drive is a response to ongoing growth and will enable to strengthen links within the community, ensure the continued provision of high-quality services.

The majority of the new roles will be based across east Belfast, Carrickfergus/Larne and Cookstown, whilst the finance and the operational management roles will be located at the Extra Care headquarters in Antrim. It is hoped all the new positions will be in place by July.

Brian Hutchinson, CEO of Extra Care believes the latest investment will drive the charity into its next phase.

"Our priority is always to put our clients first. The forward-thinking strategic plan for 2019 to 2022 will allow us to continually provide the best person-centred care, and with new staff on board it can be achieved," he said.

"We want to ensure that Extra Care remains at the heart of our communities, providing high quality care, allowing people to remain living at home with dignity and respect.”

“Extra Care is committed to its workforce and our people are our greatest asset. We want to build on our already brilliant team whilst striving to provide the best care for our clients," he added.

Extra Care currently employs over 300 staff across Northern Ireland. The charity was established in 1935 to ensure that people could move out of hospital and live their lives in the comfort of their own homes.

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