THIS year we are celebrating 25 years of domiciliary care, providing the help and assistance that enable people to live independently in their own homes.

The offices of the family-owned and run Premier Community Care Ltd are based in Bishop Auckland, but provide personal care and practical support for individuals across many areas of the county.

Founded originally by Tom Harker and his son Graham, the ethos has always been to put the service-user first and at the centre of everything we do, which becomes ever more relevant and personalised when individual family members require that help and support from our care staff.

Now employing a team of 160 people, our carers are the vital ingredient without whom none of this would be possible.

We all understand how important and valuable this contribution can be and, as people live longer, there becomes an increasing demand for that special person who can really make a difference as we grow older and become more dependent.

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Premier Community Care Ltd is always looking for that special someone who might be interested in pursuing a career within the social care sector where they live, and where every day is different. If you think you are that person, we would like to speak to you.

You can contact us on 01388 458991, find us on Facebook, or just call into the office for a chat.

As one of our care staff recently commented to our CQC inspector: " Premier Community Care, big enough to cope, small enough to care.”

To everyone else who has been a part of our team and contributed to our success over the last 25 years, we thank you all.

Wansbeck House, 88 Cockton Hill, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6BE

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