ONE of the largest care providers in the North East is looking to expand its range of services and grow its presence across the country after being bought out by City and County Healthcare Group.
Gateshead-based, Comfort Call has increased its turnover by over £14.5m since November 2008 and has been purchased by the UK’s fourth largest home care business for an undisclosed sum.
Comfort Call provides care and support services to mainly elderly people to help them to remain living in their own homes while preserving independence and quality of life.
The company has 15 branches across the North East and North West of England with 1,100 staff providing around 30,000 care hours per week to over 3,000 users.
Director Andrew Lees said: “City and County is a very successful company and we are proud to be part of the group. This is an exciting opportunity for all involved at Comfort Call, and will allow the business to continue to operate and grow as we have always done.
“We will maintain our current business, with great emphasis on the quality of services we provide and investment in our workforce.
“We are also interested in expanding into other market areas such as learning disability support, as well as growing our presence in other areas across the country.
“We will continue to trade under the Comfort Call brand and our staff and management team will remain unchanged.
“It really is business as usual and we must stress that neither our workforce nor the service users we care for will be affected by this acquisition.”