Centra Support acquires Prime Care Community Services

08 July 2013

Centra Support, part of Circle Housing Group, has today announced the acquisition of Prime Care Community Services Limited, a leading domiciliary care provider that operates across the South Coast of the UK.

Prime Care Community Services provides a wide range of home care choices for people in their own home. This includes personal care, companionship and assisted breaks, practical support, medical visits, home from hospital, rapid response and end of life care services. The company employs over 300 carers and has seven branches across the South Coast. The acquisition advances Circle Support’s ambition to become a leading player in the UK’s domiciliary care market with a drive to increase both its geographic reach and service capabilities.

Circle’s Group Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, said: “This is a key acquisition for us. Prime Care is a leading provider and has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its service provision. The acquisition further increases the breadth of our domiciliary care offering which has a position on eight Local Authority frameworks.
“We remain open to further opportunities that will enhance our commercial businesses and contribute to the Group’s vision of delivering a strong social dividend that enhances the life chances of our customers.”

Nicki Allen, Managing Director of Prime Care Community Services, who will now join the Senior Management team at Circle Support, commented: “This is an exciting next step in the evolution of Prime Care, which started as a family business and has grown to be a leading provider of domiciliary care in the south coast. Joining Circle Support will allow us to offer clients a wider portfolio of services and provide exciting career opportunities for our staff. We are pleased to be joining Circle as its focus on quality and belief in enhancing opportunities for both patients and employees matches our own ethos”.