Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland) has grown so rapidly since its launch three years ago that it has had to move into a larger office premises.

The Guisborough-based company, which provides home care to people across Teeside and North Yorkshire, was launched in 2008 and has grown from having two staff to over 60.

As more and more people prefer to remain in their own homes and receive the professional care and support to enable them to do so, the company’s service has been in high demand, resulting in its rapid growth.

Further expansion is expected with the launch of a new live-in care service, which will mean another 50 jobs for the local community over the next 12-18 months. In addition the company is actively looking to increase its number of private customers.

Charles Folkes, franchise owner of Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland), said: “I couldn’t have known when I started the business in 2008 that it would have grown so quickly from providing a few hundred hours of care per week to the current position of around 1,400 hours.

“We are now targeting a figure of 3,000 hours over the next 12 months, and with the launch of our new Habito live-in service, we are further strengthening our offer by being able to provide care 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“Our service is very person-centred and flexible, and is designed to meet customer needs and outcomes. Our customers are given full input into the package of care we devise for them and we ensure they have a carer permanently dedicated to them.

“This model of care works very well and with the support of a highly experienced and trained staff team, we hope to be in a strong position to expand.”

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