Bryson Care Model expanding in North Belfast

Bryson Care, part of the Bryson Charitable Group is delighted to announce that they are expanding their care services in North Belfast as they join forces with the professional care services previously delivered by Shalom.  This expansion will secure local jobs and the continuation of essential services to older people and their families.

L-R: Michael Potter, Bryson Care Board Member,  Helena McCambridge , Registered Manager Shalom Care, Jo Marley Director Bryson Care,  Angela Mullin Director Shalom , Margaret McVitty Director Shalom, Ronnie Warwick Director Shalom, Frank O'Neill, Chairman Shalom

The organisations have over 40 years’ experience in the care sector and this coming together will ensure these important services have a strong platform from which to grow.

Jo Marley, Director of Bryson Care, explains,

“The services that Bryson Care and Shalom provide are in great demand and this is set to continue as our population ages. In less than 20 years, more than a quarter of our population will be over 60.  This group of people will need extra help and support in areas such as mobility, housing, finance, wellbeing and mental health issues.

We are committed to helping and supporting these people to remain in their own home and be as independent as possible.  Expanding our services in North Belfast is part of our ambition towards realising the transformation of home care in Northern Ireland.  We want to expand the level of care we provide in the home by ensuring our care staff have more training opportunities and qualifications to develop their careers in the care sector. Shalom have over 30 staff and 77 service users who have joined us in Bryson Care and we will continue the care and employment that this highly respected organisation has sustained over the last 19 years.”

Frank O Neill, Chairman of Shalom,

“Shalom is delighted to be working with Bryson Care and this is a great opportunity to transfer our services ensuring the continuity of quality care and continuation of employment in the local community.  We have detailed plans in place to ensure a smooth transition and each of our service users has received written confirmation of the changes.  The transition will take place over a two to three month period when Shalom staff and services will be transferred under the Bryson brand.  This is a wonderful opportunity and provides stability during this transition period”.

One of the service users expressed their gratitude for the service and staff, “Thank you all for the excellent care given to my father, and for the support shown to myself and my daughter.  My dad was a quiet proud man and wanted to stay at home.  I am happy he was able to do that, due to the exceptional care and attention from you all.”

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