Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Belfast, Coleraine, North Down, Ards, Craigavon and Ballymena
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Residential Care Activities
87 - Residential care activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 June 2010
Employment effect (start)
22 June 2010
Foreseen end date
31 July 2012


The priory group is to create around 1000 jobs in Northern Ireland in the next two years by opening 16 new homes for older people. The £50 million expansion will mean that the company has 17 homes for older people in the region, offering longterm, shortterm and respite care. New homes are to be opened in Belfast, Coleraine, North Down, Ards, Craigavon and Ballymena and will provide 1200 additional beds. Managing director of Priory Care Homes Sharon Butler said "There is a clear need for high quality care homes for older people within Northern Ireland, and that presents a perfect growth opportunity for us. The experience the Priory Group has in mental health, complex and long term care transfers very well into older people's services".


  • 22 June 2010: Belfast Telegraph
  • 22 June 2010: Daily Mirror


Eurofound (2010), Priory Care, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70757, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70757.