Planning permission is being sought for the construction of a centre of excellence for care and education – including 11 residential units – on the site of the Microtherm factory in Bruff, reports the Limerick Leader.
It is anticipated that the enterprise will provide employment for 20 people.
CCN Caring Ltd (Rural Community Care Network) now known as CareBright have lodged an application with Limerick County Council for the demolition of the existing Microtherm factory unit at Ardykeohane and for the construction of a centre of excellence for care and education including a community day care centre and 11 self contained residential units for independent living.
CareBright is a long established Irish home-care provider. The non-profit organisation focuses on caring for and supporting people to live independently in their own homes. They have been providing services in Munster since 1998. They provide care for the elderly, people with disabilities, post surgery, people who require specialised services, companionship or general support in the home.
“It is envisaged that the centre for excellence in care and education will provide a model of care to the community that is currently not available in the Mid West,” said Colette Ryan. general manager, CareBright, Knockainey Road in Hospital.
CareBright also has offices in Newcastle West, Charleville and Southill in the city.