Hundreds of jobs are being created by a homecare provider due to a soaring demand for its services.
EveryDay, which is owned by Age UK North Tyneside, provides a range of services that help people over the age of 18 to live independently in their own home.
Now the North Shields-based service, which employs around 200 staff, wants to create a further 360 jobs in the next year and expand its reach into parts of South Tyneside and Gateshead.
The organisation is seeking to recruit people for a range of care roles including personal support assistants, team leaders, co-ordinators and assistant managers.
Alma Caldwell, group chief executive at EveryDay, said: “We have embarked on the next phase of expansion and this will provide work for at least 360 care professionals in the next twelve months.
“We have seen a huge increase in demand for our services and that will rise further as the population gets older and people live longer.
“The key challenge for us is finding sufficient people with the requisite level of skills. We will also be recruiting people with basic skills and providing training for them as they embark on a rewarding career with us.”
EveryDay services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with assistance ranging from short-term help to longer term support.
For more about being a carer or hearing more about the services provided should call (0191) 287 7028, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.everydayuk.org