Up to 50 jobs are being created by a care service firm which has just set up in Peterborough.
Meadows Home Care Service, in Orton Enterprise Park, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, is seeking to recruit 50 members of staff to provide care to vulnerable adults living in their own homes.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: “There is currently a long waiting list for people needing care in their own homes, some of whom are having to remain in respite homes or the hospital and we just cannot provide the care due to lack of carers at the moment.
There are many services provided such as medication management, assistance to get out of bed, washing and dressing.
Staff also provide social time which enables them to take part in hobbies and events in the community.
Taking people to hospital appointments and medical appointments is a service provided.
Meadows Home is a family run company and has three directors with managing director Suresh Kotecha having clocked up 29 years in the care sector.
Hospital bosses in Peterborough have welcomed the firm’s arrival. They say there is a shortage of care in the community for elderly people.
Recently, in just four weeks more than 650 patients in the 80 plus age group were admitted to the hospital. A spokeswoman said: “The problem arises when they recover but still need care in the community.
“There is a shortage of care provision and they have to stay in hospital, which creates a shortage of beds for emergency patients.”