A NEW care company has opened in Worthing.

Home Instead Senior Care specialises in providing non-medical care for older people in their own homes with a focus placed on companionship, to enable people to live independently for longer.

The new local office aims to create 50 caring jobs in the first year covering Steyning, Worthing, Ashington and surrounding areas.

The venture marks a fresh start for owner Mike Jeffries, who made the decision to change his career after working closely with Home Instead’s national office.

Mike has lived in Sussex for 30 years.

He has an MSc in Geographical Information Systems and previously worked as a managing consultant and trainer.