Care service creates jobs

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New jobs are being created by the expansion of a service which helps adults with learning disabilities, mental ill health and complex needs.

Positive Support for You CIC has won a contract to deliver support and care to local people with learning disabilities who will be living in purpose-built accommodation near Ellington, within a supported living service.

Up to 40 jobs will be created and a recruitment event is being held at Ashington Jobcentre Plus on Monday, from 10am to 4pm.

Dave Barras, chief executive of Positive Support for You CIC, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to develop a brand new service which will see opportunities for people with learning disabilities and complex needs to have great lives in their community.

“We are seeking to recruit a team of people who share our values and want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

“It’s great to be doing this and creating new career opportunities in Northumberland.”

The new service is funded by Northumberland County Council.

It reflects the council’s commitment to meet the Government’s Transforming Care programme.

Coun Veronica Jones, cabinet member for adult wellbeing and health, said: “We are committed to investing in supporting all our residents in Northumberland and I welcome this project which will enable local people to lead a full and independent life.”