The Clarecare Annual Report for 2015 shows a unique charity operating at full capacity. Clarecare is the largest Clare based, voluntary agency providing a broad range of support services for people in Clare.
The exceptional range of services includes Parents’ Support Groups, Family Support Services, Older Persons Services including Home Help, Social Work and Day Centre services, Adoption Services, Citizens Information Centre, a Counselling Service, Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre and thrift shops.
All Clarecare services are based in Clare, primarily serving the people of Clare. Clarecare offices are in Bushypark, Kilrush, Killaloe, Shannon, Miltown Malbay and Ennistymon.
Clarecare services are accessed by a wide range of people of all ages. The vast majority are resident in County Clare however some have Clare connections but live elsewhere, particularly in the case of Information and Tracing in Adoption services. The services of the Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre Residential and Outreach Services are open to all, regardless of place of residence.
At present, almost all Clarecare services are operating at full capacity and the rate of demand for many services is growing. Waiting lists do operate; however, every effort is made to ensure that those in greatest need are seen as a matter of urgency.
Clarecare liaises with bodies including The Dept. of Health, Tusla, the HSE, the Dept. of Justice, the Dept. of Social Protection, Health Insurers and the Killaloe Diocese in order to ensure the best use of available resources.
The services are delivered by almost 500 staff members, with 370 employed as part-time Home Helps, 74 core staff and 33 as Community Employment Scheme participants.
Please see the Clarecare Annual Report for 2015 for more information.