– Cllr Graeme Miller, Sunderland City Council
"It's fantastic for Sunderland that the extra care housing programme is not only providing new homes for older people but also bringing with it a significant employment boost for the city.
"The creation of 350 new jobs is great news for our communities and our economy as well as being an excellent opportunity for local people."
Around 350 new jobs will be created in Sunderland over the next year. Housing 21 is creating the posts to help meet the housing and care needs of the city's older people.