May 3 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

PR agency MGMPR - 3 May 2015; A general view of the action as the peloton approach Killylea, Co. Armagh, during the third stage. 150 elite cyclists from Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland compete in Stage 3 of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster in partnership with the SDS Group and Saltmarine Cars. Stage 3 takes the cyclists from Newry - Camlough - Newtownhamilton - Keady - Markethill - Hamiltonsbawn - Richill - Armagh - Caledon - Aughnacloy - Ballygawley (Whitebridge Road) - Pomeroy - Donaghmore - Cookstown. Picture credit: Stephen McMahon / SPORTSFILE

Tour of Ulster Stage 3 ends with Laverack victorious after 92.3 mile battle

Sunday’s stage 3 of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster got off to a great start after Saturday’s washout in Co Down which resulted in the stage being postponed.

The teams battled it out for the pink jersey yet again as they raced from Newry to Cookstown with crowds cheering along the roadsides as they sped through towns and villages. It was Edward Laverack (Cheshire JLT Condor) fought the battle hard to win the Homecare Independent Living sponsored stage 3 which finished on Cookstown.

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May 2 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

PR agency MGMPR - 1 May 2015; Colin Robinson, Stamullen M Donnelly/Fast Shipping, in action during the time trial stage. 150 elite cyclists from Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland compete in the Time Trial stage of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster in partnership with the SDS Group and Saltmarine Cars. The Time Trial took place at Belfast's Stormont Estate from the entrance, past Carson's Monument to the top and back to the bottom of the avenue. Picture credit: Stephen McMahon / SPORTSFILE

Shaw wins stage one as Tour of Ulster cyclists prepare for gruelling road race

Today marks Stage 2 of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster after Damien Shaw won last night’s gruelling climb up Stormont’s avenue at the time trial.

Crowds gathered last night for Stage 1, sponsored by Homecare Independent Living, to watch elite cyclists from across Europe compete for the coveted pink jersey, sponsored by AmberGreen Energy. The cyclists have departed from Belfast and are now on the road to Newry via the beautiful Spelga Dam, Mournes and Warrenpoint.

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March 28 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Big cheers as iCare floats to victory in Armagh’s St Patrick’s Day parade

The team of volunteers at iCare are delighted to have been announced by Armagh City and District Council as winners of this year’s St Patrick’s Day float competition.

Armagh is famous for its St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and this year didn’t disappoint with over 20,000 attending the float competition. Congratulations to iCare which is a charity which uses business to create a better world in the communities in which it operates.

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February 26 Newsfeed

Woman fighting breast cancer says charity reminded her ‘it’s good to be alive’

Ireland’s leading homecare provider Homecare Independent Living set up the iCare charity in 2010.

iCare raises money throughout the year so it can grant iCare Wishes to people in the communities in which it operates. Roxanne Mallon is a 29-year-old woman who is battling with breast cancer. Here’s a story on how iCare’s kindness has helped her remember that it’s good to be alive. Here’s the story.

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December 15 In the Press

Food parcels and toys show ‘iCare At Christmas’ for struggling families

Christmas is a time of year where community spirit comes alive and this is definitely the case at iCare and Homecare Independent living.

The support services team will be donating food parcels and toys to families who are struggling this Christmas with food and presents for children. Mairead Mackle, chief executive of Homecare Independent Living said this is “the right thing to do” for the community.

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December 8 In the Press

Santa steps in to make couple’s Christmas dream come true at Santa’s Gatelodge

Christmas is always a special time of the year but it’s been made extra special this year for a couple from Newry.

Collie Johnston, 35, wanted to propose to his girlfriend at this year’s Santa’s Gatelodge. But when he couldn’t get any tickets he had to turn to Santa Claus for a little bit of help. So Santa had to pull a few magical strings and managed to get an entire team of people to play cupid so Collie could propose to his girlfriend Debbie.

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November 11 Newsfeed

Josette shines at IHCP gala night as she wins ‘Domiciliary Carer’ award

Homecare Independent Living is a national leader in providing care in the home by offering services to clients enabling them to live independently.

All Homecare employees have a duty of care to carry out their work with integrity, commitment, accountability, respect and enthusiasm. Josette Campbell has done just that and has been awarded by the Independent Health Care Providers at their awards ceremony at the Ramada Hotel.

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November 3 In the Press

Hats off to businesses who join ranks to support charitable catwalk fundraiser

Budgets are being slashed and organisations and events are being turned down for funding.

But there are some shining examples of businesses which are stepping up to the plate and funding events which would previously have been eligible for public funding. Socially minded companies, like Homecare Independent Living, are leading by example by supporting ‘Falling For Fashion’.

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October 10 In the Press

Homecare Independent Living team win Business Eye ‘Training in Healthcare’ Award

The UTV Business Eye ‘Training in Healthcare Award’ 2014 is awarded to Homecare Independent Living, a national leader in home care provision.

This award specifically sets out to recognise an organisation which has committed time and dedication to delivering exceptional standards of healthcare training via innovative training programmes, methods, equipment and outstanding customer service.

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September 26 In the Press

Northern Ireland gears up for Christmas special as Santa’s Gatelodge prepares to light up

Preparations for the annual magical fundraiser which takes place in Northern Ireland are underway and organisers are calling for volunteers to lend a hand.

Santa’s Gatelodge, which takes place at Milford, Co Armagh every year, attracts 5,000 people from all over Ireland and raises thousands of pounds for people in need.

The event takes place this year from November 28 to December 12.

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August 11 In the Press

Is it too early to talk about Santa? Not for iCare as staff plan Christmas spectacle

Homecare Independent Living staff are gearing up for their biggest fundraising event of the year and are urging people to come and volunteer with them at this year’s Santa’s Gateloge.

The national leader in homecare provision set up its own charity iCare in 2010 which empowers communities to create a better world through acts of kindness. The company employs 1,200 people and lives by its ethos – ‘Here For You’.

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July 30 In the Press

Brave little Avah granted wish as iCare charity sends family on beach holiday

The charity iCare, which raises thousands of pounds every year to help people in need, have granted an iCare Wish to this brave toddler – Avah McGinty.

Avah suffers from Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus so iCare, the charity set up by Homecare Independent Living, granted her an iCare Wish which meant she and her family could go on holiday this year.

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July 10 Newsfeed

Daughter’s love for mum shines as cherry blossom tree iCare Wish comes true

Every quarter, the iCare charity asks people in the community to nominate someone who they would like to grant a wish to.

The charity, set up by Homecare Independent Living in 2010 and which is run by a team of volunteers, grants wishes to people who are in need. The next round of nominations is now open but entries close on October 31.

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June 17 In the Press

Leading home care provider continues to meet Investors in People standard

Homecare Independent Living is a solutions driven company and is a leader in the provision of homecare in Ireland. It employs 1,200 people and has offices in Armagh, Belfast, Magherafelt, Ballymena, Sligo, Dundalk and Dublin.

The company is delighted to announce it has been accredited by Investors in People which shows the company continues to meet the IIP Core Standard.

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June 13 In the Press

Significant £2M investment paves the way for better home care solutions

The chief executive of Homecare Independent Living, Mairead Mackle, officially opened new offices in Sligo to an audience of carers, stakeholders and members of the public.

The company, which employs 1,200 people, took the opportunity to tell stakeholders about a recent announcement of a £2million investment in technology and the creation of new jobs.

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