Social care provider, Praxis Care, has announced plans to expand services across Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain and the Isle of Man in the next five years.
The expansion will create 1,350 new jobs almost doubling the workforce from its current 1,650.
Unveiling its guiding document, Strategy 2025, the organisation says the improvement in people’s lives, which relies heavily on bespoke accommodation, multidisciplinary input and a collaborative approach with statutory services, has been successful across the range of Praxis Care’s activities and sites.
Belfast-based chief executive Andy Mayhew said: ‘We are growing in response to the high demand for our services and aim to expand to support 3,000 individuals by 2025.
‘Our strategy for the next five years is to build on what we have learned.
‘It is about working alongside service users and their families to create bespoke support and accommodation solutions, which reflect their choices, is informed by contemporary evidence-based practice from research and is delivered by highly trained and well-supported staff.
‘We have seen remarkable improvements in our clients’ daily lives as they receive the support they need to live a full and happy life.’
Praxis Care is due to open a new day centre in Leicester in close partnership with a group of parents of adult children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
This is the latest example of co-production, where the service users and their families take a leading role in developing the service.
Praxis Care is Northern Ireland’s largest charity provider of care for adults and children affected by mental ill-health, learning disability, autism and dementia.
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