TWENTY new jobs have been created at an award-winning Bury-based care company.

Home Instead Senior Care is expanding its care team to meet increased demand for in-home care for older people living in the borough.

The firm says the expansion comes as recent figures show that by 2025 there will be more than 13 million over 65s in the UK ­— many of whom will require care.

Kevin Winch, owner of Home Instead said: “With an ageing population, caring for the elderly has never been a more important issue. The huge increase in demand for home care has resulted in a significant period of change and growth in social care, which is leading to a broader range of job opportunities in the sector.”

Mr Winch added that the quality of Home Instead’s care comes from their visits lasting a minimum of one hour, allowing our caregivers and clients to spend quality time together, develop strong bonds and have time to enjoy each other’s company, as well as get all the essentials done.

New recruits to the Hone Instead Senior Care positions will take part in a course of initial training, after which they will be eligible to receive the nationally recognised Care Certificate.

There will also be further opportunities to develop their skills with additional qualifications if carers should wish.

This includes Home Instead’s bespoke Dementia Care Training Programme which is accredited by City & Guilds.

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