A CARE company with a base in Whitefield has bought up a rival to extend its 'live-in' care offering for older people.

Bosses at Home Instead Senior Care, which runs its borough home care operation from offices in Manchester Road have confirmed the acquisition of SuperCarers.

The firm says the purchase of the outfit, which has operations nationwide, is in response to the changing needs of elderly people, who are looking for live-in care as an alternative to care homes.

Martin Jones, their chief executive. said: "Home is the place people feel happiest and most secure and our services can support that – we know from our research that 98 per cent of over 65s say it’s important to them that they stay living independently in their own home.

“Acquiring the SuperCarers business is an exciting development for us and will allow us to build on our home care offer to support even more people at home for longer.

"This can be from early stage care, which might only involve using technology to stay in touch with an older person to ensure they are safe, right through to more support around personal care, home help, and then eventually live-in care and palliative care.”

Adam Pike of SuperCarers, added: “Home Instead Senior Care is incredibly well respected in the home care market and we were delighted with the opportunity to join forces to support even more older people to receive the care they so deserve at home and look forward to working with the team at Home Instead to achieve this.”