Limerick homecare provider celebrates 15 years

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

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AFTER 15 years a non-profit county Limerick organisation that delivers care in the community has celebrated its past and looked to the future.

AFTER 15 years a non-profit county Limerick organisation that delivers care in the community has celebrated its past and looked to the future.

Formerly known as Rural Community Care Network, their new name of CareBright was launched at the event in the Dunraven Arms.

They have provided care services to the elderly, people with disabilities and those who require specialised support in Limerick since 1998.

Having begun as a small community voluntary in Hospital they employs over 240 fully trained carers and care mangers with offices in Cork, Kerry and Tipperary.

Their head office remains in Hospital and they help to keep their clients out of hospital and remain in the comfort of their home.

They cater for over 400 in County Limerick alone.

General manager of CareBright, Colette Ryan, said they are very proud of how in 15 years it has grown from a small community group to the organisation it is today.

“We also launched our new CareBright Academy where we specialise in providing FETAC accredited Level 5 Healthcare modules to employers, family carers and persons looking to work in the homecare industry,” said Ms Ryan.

Carmel Fox, CEO of Ballyhoura Development and CareBright director, said: “Providing care in the community enables those who need support to continue their lives in comfort and dignity.

“The carers and managers at CareBright are trained and supported in delivering these services, offering professional solutions but with community at its core,” she added.

GAA legend, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, was the special invited guest. He congratulated staff on the journey they have travelled and wished them well in the future as they continue to look after those who need a helping hand.