Around 70 new jobs will be created across the North East in the next six months following the launch of a new homecare business .
Care Matters, which provides domiciliary care services to vulnerable adults, has been launched in Darlington as a new subsidiary of North East-based recruitment firm Tribe Group.
While the new business will initially cover County Durham and North Yorkshire, it plans to open an additional operation in Sunderland to cover Tyne and Wear in the next 12 months.
The company aims to recruit up to 70 new carers in the next six months and has already been named as an approved supplier of homecare services to North Yorkshire Council.
The group is also launching a new apprenticeship scheme and is working with a number of colleges and training providers to encourage new talent into the home care sector.
Care Matters’ parent firm Tribe Group specialises in filling roles through its recruitment, executive search, energy and healthcare divisions.
Owners Phil Crowther and Lisa Spark said the move into homecare was a natural progression for the growing business from its work in providing staff cover in registered healthcare settings.
Managing director Lisa Spark said: “We were already employing experienced people from within this field and providing training to ensure our staff were exceptionally good at what they did.
“We identified a need for good homecare services to be offered to people and thought we could couple our business acumen with our collective care experience and build something to be proud of.”