30 new carer jobs for Longford

Thirty jobs are set to be created in Longford and Westmeath in the next six months as part of a home health care provider expansion.

Thirty jobs are set to be created in Longford and Westmeath in the next six months as part of a home health care provider expansion.

Runway HomeCare provides home care and home help services to clients across Ireland, and hopes to create 75 jobs as part of this ambitious expansion. It is expected nine of these positions will be full-time roles, with the balance having flexible working hours to suit client needs. Thirty of the total 75 new jobs will be in Longford and Westmeath.

“As we provide care to people in their homes these new jobs will be business specific. We always seek to employ local people, not just because they know the area and how best to get from A to B but because they know the people and the community,” Barry McConaghy, Client Service Manager with Runway Homecare expansion explained.

Runway Homecare is one of a number of service providers awarded a tender from the HSE last week under a procurement process for the provision of enhanced Home Care packages funded under the Home Care Packages Scheme.

Enhanced home care services are those personal and essential domestic care services provided, in addition to the levels normally available in the community, to support the assessed needs of clients and can range from once-a-week visits to 24-hour care.

To see this story in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.