North Yorkshire care group Saint Cecilia’s plans to expand its service offering by providing home care.
The Scarborough-based company, which currently has four care homes and a day care centre, said it believes home care will “complete the jigsaw of services” that it can offer.
It is currently recruiting for a manager and will soon be looking for a home care team to set up and run the service.
Managing director Mike Padgham, who is also the chairman of the Independent Care Group, said: “This is an exciting moment for Saint Cecilia’s as we look to grow our family and extend our services to more people in the area.
“Homecare is something we have been looking to set up for a while and believe the time is right.
“Whilst there is a bit of doom and gloom around setting up and running businesses at the moment, we believe that the best way forward is to be proactive and to keep growing, expanding and developing the services we offer.”
Saint Cecilia’s, which has been providing care for more than 30 years, will offer its new home care service in and around Scarborough and Ryedale.
Padgham added: “This addition fits in with our desire to meet as many local needs as we can and to provide professional and compassionate continuity of care.
“To survive and prosper in the current economic climate, we believe that Saint Cecilia’s needs to be a certain size and the addition of homecare goes towards achieving that aim.”