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Charity opens new Ellesmere Port branch

1 February 2021

A Merseyside charity in operation for over 28 years is opening a new branch in Ellesmere Port to support local residents. Caring Connections specialises in the provision of support services to reduce isolation and improve levels of independence in vulnerable adults. The charity will be bringing home care services, bereavement counselling support, emotional wellbeing projects and more to the local area. The charity will be based in Stanlaw Abbey Business centre and is currently looking for new employees from the local community.

Paul Growney CEO of Caring Connections said ‘We have been planning to open a service in Ellesmere Port for a while now, we believe our offer of support services and experience can help support the needs of the local community. We hope to add to the local offer to residents and improve access to home care support / fully funded counselling and support.’

In the past 6 months the organisation has delivered over 25,000 hours of care, 780 fully funded one to one counselling sessions, delivered 380 social isolation hampers and provided 580 wellbeing support calls. All of this support will be coming to the Ellesmere Port area starting mid Feb 2021.  One of the organisations central services is The Barbara Bettle Project which is a specialist counselling service for people suffering from complex bereavement, such as bereavement by suicide/bereavement through COVID. This service offers a professional counsellor at a no cost to people in need and in the past 4 years has delivered over 4000 counselling sessions to Merseyside residents. 

Katy Turner, manager of the Ellesmere Port Branch, said ‘This new development is really important to us and I look forward to meeting with members of the local community to see how we can adapt and add to our service offer to further meet the needs of local residents’

If you'd like to find out more, visit the Caring Connections website or Facebook page. Details of any vacancies can be found on their careers page.