New Clarecare Community Care Centre for Shannon

Clarecare’s Board of Directors & Management are pleased to announce the development of a “Community Care Centre” at its Shannon site. This project is being undertaken by Clarecare in conjunction with key funders. The site is located at Tullyvarraga, adjacent to the local Garda Station.

Proposed development plans for the site will include a state-of-the-art facility delivering the following
Clarecare services:
• Addiction Treatment Services
• Care of the Older Person Services (Home Support, Day Centre for the Over 65’s, and Social
Work for Older Persons)
• Family Support Services

One of Clarecare’s strategic objectives in its Strategic Plan “Together We Care” 2022 – 2027 is the development of services to meet community needs. This modern new centre will be home to Clarecare’s extensive suite of services and will also include a dedicated community space and Thrift Shop for the Shannon region.

Celebrating its 55th Anniversary, Clarecare is the largest Clare based, not for profit Social Enterprise Agency providing a wide range of support services to people in Co. Clare. Its headquarters are based in Ennis with local offices in Bushypark, Kilrush, Killaloe and Ennistymon. Clarecare currently rents office space in Shannon Town Business Centre and welcomes the transition to a purpose-built facility in the near future.

Clarecare employs over 400 staff in the delivery of its services throughout Co. Clare and operates mainly in partnership with HSE, TUSLA, Dept. of Justice, Dept. of Social Protection and other stakeholders.
Clarecare was established in 1968 as Clare Social Services Council (CSSC) as a structure to co-ordinate the local services for the elderly. CSSC began as a parish-based organisation with twenty-three affiliated organisations, the first staff member was employed in 1969 and the first Managing Director started in 1973. The initial emphasis of CSSC was to provide services for older persons and by the end of the 1970’s, CSSC had extended into services for children and families as more service needs were identified. Clare Social Services Council was renamed Clarecare in 1987.

Our Mission is to provide person-centred services to individuals and families within our communities.

Our Vision is to be the trusted quality care provider within our communities by supporting individuals and families to reach their full potential.

Bill Twomey, Chairperson of Clarecare’s Board of Directors commented “we are delighted to be in a position to announce that development of our Shannon site will get underway in late 2024. Having purchased the site some years ago, it was always the intention of Clarecare’s Board of Directors to have its own premises in Shannon. The needs of our community are ever increasing, with an expected growth in population, particularly in the age profile of over 65’s. Clarecare looks forward to providing increased and enhanced services to the population of Shannon and its surrounding geographical areas.”

If you wish to learn more about this proposed development, please contact: Martina Minogue, Social Enterprise Development Officer, Clarecare (086 – 1075784)