A COUPLE who met while serving in the army are on a new mission – after opening a care company in Atherton.

Georgia and Tom Pennington are keen to start supporting the elderly in the local community and are now looking to create 50 new jobs in the area.

The company, Home Instead Senior Care, specialises in providing care for older people in their own homes.

They will care for clients across the area including Leigh, Lowton, Golborne and Ashton-in-Makerfield.

For owners Georgia and Tom, this is an exciting new venture and one which combines their considerable passion to care and give something back.

They are seeking to create a team of “amazing team of caring individuals who really want to provide care in the right way”.

Tom and Georgia met whilst serving in the British army. The pair served for six years and went on several tours around the world, including Afghanistan.

Tom served on the front-line and Georgia worked as a telecommunications engineer.

Tom said: “After leaving the army, I got a job working in the IT department at Home Instead’s national office in Warrington.

“I quickly realised that delivering high quality care is something that I am extremely passionate about and we decided to open our own office in order to go back and serve on the front lines, but this time, in care.”

Georgia added: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to delay opening our office and providing care, but we feel that now is the right time to officially open our doors.

“We are passionate about providing a service that could really help to make a difference, not only for those being cared for, but also for their families.

“Our pledge is that the care we provide is the care we would want for our own Mum or Dad.

“We tailor our care plans to meet the individual needs of our clients, and our minimum call is one hour, at a set time and with the same caregiver. It’s all about taking time to deliver quality care.

“This also enables us to truly get to know our clients and understand their needs. Our mission is to brighten the lives of seniors, giving them a sense of purpose, wellbeing and worth.”

The caring team aim to change the way seniors are cared for in the local community.

They are currently recruiting passionate caregivers and are quick to state that previous experience of working in care is not a prerequisite for employment.

They say a genuine empathy and desire to improve the lives of older people is more important.

For more information about Home Instead, please visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/leigh or call 07309 373993.