Care Hires has secured £2 million investment from West Hill Capital to supercharge its efforts to tackle the staffing crisis.

The software solution, founded by Suleman Sacranie and Nizam Bata, allows care providers to hire on-demand healthcare staff more efficiently.

Care homes are missing a third of the staff they need and more than one in four have closed their doors to new admissions in a deepening labour crisis. Care Hires started out in 2020 to provide a solution for this growing problem.

The company already works with over 150 care services across the UK and has over 1,000 healthcare staff onboarded to the platform. It has supplied over half a million hours requested by care providers looking for qualified healthcare staff in times of need.

The investment will be used to amplify sales and marketing functions in addition to bolstering its tech infrastructure and launch of its SaaS products to provide further efficiencies to care providers.

“Having worked with the team at West Hill over the last few months, we are delighted to have them onboard,” said director Bata. 

“We are transforming recruitment across the Care Industry by providing a simple solution to an industry in crisis. We want to become the chosen partner for care providers and care agencies for all staffing requirements and to provide automation through the launch of several SaaS products. 

“My experience running a group of care services allows us to provide a solution to the growing deficiencies and problems faced by care providers.”

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Ian Mattioli, chairman, said: “At a time where the care sector is suffering with a number of critical and sensitive issues, Care Hires has proven we have a solution that provides the support needed to provide the efficiencies and technology needed to meet these requirements. 

“We have a fantastic team that brings together a range of expertise as we continue accelerating our growth in delivering Care Hires to every care service and agency across the UK.”