Mobeus Equity Partners has led a £3.8 million funding round for SuperCarers, an online platform that’s addressing the acute UK care crisis. SuperCarers connects people seeking at-home care with experienced, independent carers. Mobeus provided £2.1 million of development capital, alongside other investors, including JamJar Investments and Seneca Partners.
The UK’s elderly population is growing; the number of over-65s in the UK is expected to rise from 11.7 million in 2016 to 15.2 million in 2030. This growth in the elderly population is causing increased demand for care services. At the age of 65, one in six people has trouble with daily living such as washing, dressing or eating. By the age of 85, one in two face the same problems. Some local authorities are struggling to keep up with increasingly costly and complex care needs, leaving many elderly people without the critical assistance required to keep living in their homes. SuperCarers provides a personalised matching process between carers and care-seekers that tailors care to the requirements of the individual. The platform enables transparent charging and communication, and efficient care scheduling.