Christine is the Chief Executive Officer and the Registered Manager of Premier Care Dorset Limited.
Christine worked in Banking and Commerce before joining the Care profession 20 years ago. In 1997 she joined a hospital patient visiting team and in her own time visited a local Nursing Home as a volunteer. In 2000 Christine joined Social Services as a Care Worker which suited her lifestyle working around her youngest child and family life.
In 2002 Christine moved with her family to Mepal, Cambridgeshire and in 2004 took employment as the Manager of a Home Care Agency.
Whilst living in Cambridgeshire, Christine realised there was a need in her own community for people who felt isolated at home to be able to get together. She started the Mepal Friendship Club in 2003 and was shortly afterwards invited to speak on Radio 1 about caring for people in the community. In order to fund the Mepal Friendship Club, Christine applied for a grant from the Community Champions Fund. The application was accepted and the Mepal Friendship Club continued and is still a vibrant part of the Mepal community today.
Whilst in her role as Manager of a Home Care Agency, Christine was invited to join the Older People's Reference Team in Cambridge. She was also voted by Care Providers in East Cambridgeshine to represent them in Care matters and so was elected to the Consultative Group where she attended meetings at Cambriddge County Council.
In 2007 Christine felt the time was right to open up her own Domiciliary Care Agency and so moved to Dorset. Using the skills and knowledge she had acquired in this field, Premier Care Dorset Limited was created.
In 2014 Christine was elected as Vice Chairman of the Dorset Home Care Providers Association and in 2015 became a member of the Stakeholder Group set up to advise a project looking at the future Commission of Domiciliary Care.
Christine continuously develops her own learning in this field by taking courses and attending learning forums. With these skills, Christine trains her staff in the fundamentals of Caring in the community for vulnerable people.
Cliff de Jong is a Director and the Company Secretary of Premier Care Dorset Limited.
He was well known in the Retail Promotional Printing industry and managed a top clientele portfolio. His attention to detail and quality gained him respect in the Print trade and he was awarded International awards for printing by the Screen Printing Association.
Cliff is a fully accredited Moving and Handling of People trainer and so uses this skill to train the Premier Care Dorset Limited staff.
Cliff was elected as Chairman of the Parish Council whilst living in Mepal, Cambridgeshire in 2003.
CQC Findings of this service being well led:
The Registered Manager promoted the ethos of honesty ...... and reflected the requirements of the duty of candour.
The duty of candour is a legal obligation to act in an open and transparent way in relation to care and treatment.