A team of health academics have brought their brains together to launch a new business aimed at improving the provision of care and health services across the UK.
Support Health & Well Being Ltd, based in Sunderland, was founded in March 2021 by experienced academics Tendayi Nyatsambo, Portia Bama, Francis Bama and Nyasha Nyatsambo, with the aim of revamping how occupational health care and domiciliary care services are delivered.
Portia Bama, director and co-founder of Support Health & Well Being, said: “During our careers, we’ve each worked in a variety of care and health roles across the region and, having identified the areas in which we thought were really lagging behind, we decided to make it our mission to improve the quality of care provision not only in the North East, but across the UK.
“This began with the launch of our occupational health arm in March, which has already seen us secure a number of contracts and will follow with the launch of our domiciliary care arm, which will comprise temporary care, leaver care and social integration as well as supported living and domiciliary care.”
The company prides itself on providing a ‘more holistic approach’ to occupational health and domiciliary care and this tact has already helped secure contracts with companies as far afield as Gloucestershire, as well as the procuring of external consultants to help cater for the demand.
Looking to the future, the team have ambitions to grow their headcount, creating a number of part-time and full-time roles at their Sunderland Software Centre office, and further increasing their service offering to introduce more health and care services to those that need it most.
Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “It’s always a pleasure welcoming new businesses to the city, but even more so when they share our ambition of making the world a better, healthier place, and we’re delighted they have chosen Sunderland as their home. We’re proud to have been able to support them on their journey and would like to wish them all the best for the future.”