THREE new care assistants are being employed every week by Saffron Care as the business takes on new clients and expands.
The business, set up by Simon Spurle less than three years ago to provide care in the community, currently has 85 staff and is looking to take on additional care assistants.
"We are taking on more and more clients," said Simon, who started his business at Paignton's Vantage Point Innovation Centre. "We've bought three liveried vehicles for our carers to use around the community and we've also started running luncheon clubs aimed at taking people in their own homes out into the community to meet other people."
Currently lunches take place every two weeks at the Langstone Cliff Hotel at Dawlish Warren with plans to hold them more frequently and at different venues as they become more popular.
"The lunches are just one new service we have introduced recently," said Simon. "We're also carrying out much end of life care, night work and work with dementia patients. More people do want to stay in their own homes, we are very, very busy and are looking for new carers."
And Simon explained that the work is split between local contracts and private work which is particularly growing across Teignbridge and the moor.
The company, which receives much of its business through word of mouth referrals, outgrew its office at the Innovation Centre and currently uses the virtual facilities available.