Plans are in place to set-up the office in Tullamore.
15 new jobs are set to be created at the new National Older Person's Services Office in Offaly.
Plans are said to be at an advanced state to establish the office in Tullamore.
It would form part of the National Home Support Office and house a team of people to assist in the delivery of the statutory home support scheme.
The exact location has yet to be announced, but Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD, Barry Cowen says the office is expected to be opened next spring:
The key functions of the National Home Support Office will include:
- Developing the structures and processes through which the new scheme will be delivered, including a service-allocation prioritisation framework and the active management of waiting list for services;
- Acting as the central point for applications for home-support services;
- Monitor demand for the scheme at a national level to ensure the capacity of the scheme is sufficient to meet current and future demand;
- Develop a national and standardised training model for the scheme.