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Praxis Care Expands in Cork

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Praxis Care Expands in Cork

Cork Association for Autism transitions to Praxis Care

Praxis Care is now responsible for Cork Association for Autism services, providing residential, respite, day service and home support services across six locations for 65 adults with autism.

In June 2018, the HSE became the temporary registered provider for CAA under section 64.4 of the Health Act 2007. The purpose of Section 64.4 of the Health Act 2007 is that the Health Service becomes the temporary caretaker of a service whilst identifying an appropriate provider to take over.

Following a tender process in 2019, Praxis Care was identified as the appropriate new provider. The transition was formally completed this spring.

101 members of staff transferred to Praxis Care and we are now actively recruiting support workers and team leaders for a variety of roles across all services.

(from left to right) Regional Director ROI West, Amanda Gray; Director of Care and Development for the Republic of Ireland, Carol Breen; Cork Head of Operations, Patrick McEvoy and Praxis Care Board Member Noreen Roche.

Director of Care and Development for the Republic of Ireland, Carol Breen, says explains we are committed to offering services to those who would benefit from individually tailored support and expertise. “We have worked closely with CAA, HSE, individuals we support, families and staff in Cork to make this transition as smooth as possible,” says Ms Breen.

“We are now looking forward to continuing to grow our services in response to demand. We want to recruit new staff and would urge people who have an interest in social care and working with other’s to apply as they will receive full training,” she says.

“The transfer of services will allow Praxis Care the opportunity to develop in a new Community Health area, where we can impact positively on outcomes for individuals while ensuring the appropriate governance and oversight structure is applied for the size of the transfer.”

“We are committed to providing bespoke service arrangements, shaped around individual needs and we look forward to working with individuals, families and staff in Cork to continue and build on the success already achieved within Cork Association for Autism,” she says.

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