A NON-PROFIT-MAKING company which helps some of County Durham's most vulnerable people has opened new training facilities which make room for 120 new home care workers.
The four-year-old Durham Social Resource Centre in Ferryhill has undergone a £150,000 expansion after it reached full capacity.
The group, which works alongside local councils to provide vital homecare support for the community, then received funds for a new extension from the Government’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund.
The £150,000 investment has enabled it to double the size of its base, with the addition of an extra 2,000sqft – giving it the capacity to significantly increase the volume of home care services it supplies.
Chief executive John Davison said: “It is great to now be able to provide better training facilities for home care staff and we would like to thank the architects and everyone else involved in making this possible.”