A care provider has secured a £6m contract with Lancashire County Council over the next four years which will create 50 new job openings.
Townfield Care recently opened its own mobility store in Hyndburn and is looking to expand the 135,000 hours of care work it currently carries out in the area each year.
The firm hopes to stabilise and improve conditions for care workers and is also moving towards providing a living wage for employees. The new contract will aid this by providing a guarantee of working hours, an area director John Timmins is focusing heavily on.
Lancashire County Council is working to consolidate and improve services which has led to Townfield Care being handed the opportunity to expand.
The company’s new store in Great Harwood, Townfield Care Mobility, is focused on mobility scooters but also sells a range of living aids.
It is run by brothers, Michael and John Timmins and the firm plans to use its first ever mobility and daily living aid store to improve lives in the local area.
John Timmins commented: “We want people to feel comfortable in approaching us to ask for advice about what aids may help them, or to purchase something we supply. We can reassure the public that we have a wealth of experience in at-home and residential care, meaning that we know what aids are needed to improve day-to-day life.”
Townfield Care says it offers competitive prices and provides guidance to customers. The company offers a home survey service where it makes recommendations of any products or adjustments free of charge.