Local elderly in safe hands
Trudi Jameson and Annette Connor
Trudi Jameson and Annette Connor

With over 56 years caring experience, local ladies Trudi Jameson and Annette Connor are joining together and setting up a new business.

They will be specialising in providing care services for older people so that they can remain living in their own homes in Durham and surrounding areas and hope to create 30 new jobs in the area.

Home Instead Senior Care in Durham is owned by Trudi and will offer at-home care to elderly clients such as personal care, companionship and home help. Trudi knew she needed someone very special to join her as her care manager and that had to be her past colleague and friend Annette. 

Both ladies had previously worked in the care sector from leaving school, providing support and care to adults, encouraging and helping them to develop their independence Trudi explains: “Annette and I both have complementary skills and were keen to work together to make a difference for people living in our local area. I trust her implicitly and I know she believes fully in my mission to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right way. We all hear about the bad care that people can receive and I have experienced trying to find home care for my own mother, when I found out about Home Instead and the company’s reputation, I knew this was how care should be provided.”

Annette added: “We are both passionate about what we are doing and I really feel like I have a new lease of life, we are just so positive this is what we want to do. Everyone deserves good care and we will only provide a service that we would want for our own family.  Our visits are tailored made to meet the client’s needs, whether they require an hour a week or 24 hours a day. We do not believe that anything less than a one hour visit can provide quality care, we find that this, combined with matching our clients and our CAREGivers offers an excellent service. This approach falls perfectly in line with our own ethos and we are really excited to be able to bring this service to Durham.”

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home