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Care company Home Instead Darlington creates jobs to meet rising demand

A home care company is creating new jobs to meet rising demand.

Home Instead Darlington aims to fill 30 posts following a 20 per cent seasonal uplift in client enquiries.

Diane Chandler, owner at Home Instead Darlington, said: “When we see more of our elderly relatives over the festive season, any problems with health and wellbeing that exist become more apparent.

“The rest of the family look at how they can help, and very often that means getting professional care.”

She adds: “We recruit people from a whole range of backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is that they have a genuine desire to make a difference.

“With some training under their belts, which we provide in full, they go on and make it possible for an older adult in the local area to live well at home.”

Home Instead Darlington has been open for ten years.

It provides tailored support, typically comprising of companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands.

Picture caption: Caregiver Heather and dog Teasel, visiting client Mrs N