About 1st Calder Care

1st Calder Care Ltd is a newly registered business. Our aim is to provide an exemplary home care service across Todmorden and the surrounding areas. Knowing that we are here to make a positive difference to people’s lives drives us all here at 1st Calder Care. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of care without losing a personal connection to those we care for. Helping people to remain in their homes, living their lives how they wish, drives both our Management and support teams and we will always hold the individual at the heart of what we do. Person Centred Care means that we work with each individual, encouraging full participation in delivering the right care at the right time for you.

Unlike some other companies, we at 1st Calder Care stay in touch. We are committed to ensuring that we are there for you when you need us. People’s lives change, and we are always flexible, working with you to respond quickly to changes in your circumstances. We are always happy to talk - we know sometimes things are clearer after speaking to someone with experience. We understand care, and you understand what you need.

Who regulates us?

As a Domiciliary Care Agency we are registered with, and regulated by, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We can expect to receive inspections at any time which include talking to our Support Workers and service users either in person or through questionnaires and looking at Policies, Procedures and Records to ensure we are doing things well and to a high standard.

If you wanted more information about our service from CQC, their contact details are;

Care Quality Commission, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
Telephone Number: 03000 616161
Website: www.cqc.org.uk

Meet The Management Team


David Hamilton - Director of 1st Calder Care Ltd

David established 1st Calder Care Ltd in 2016 to provide a safe, positive alternative to residential care and nursing homes. Responsible for the business side of 1st Calder Care, having served in the British Army for 24 years; then retiring from the Army in 2003. David’s latest position was supporting wounded, injured and sick servicemen/women, including disabled veterans, into employment as a Strategic Partnership Manager. With 15 years personal experience of supporting a disabled family member through a long illness, leading to actively helping in the local community, supporting older people's organisations and initiatives with keen interest.


Nicola Szymik-Walters - 1st Calder Care Registered Manager

Nicola spent most of her working life working in the HR and Recruitment sector. She spent 7 years working in local government in this role before choosing to change her career path.

"I felt like a total change in career and wanted to do something that made me feel like I was making a difference. A good friend of mine suggested I apply to work at the residential home she worked in and from the minute I started there I just knew this was where my passion lay. I spent a few years working there before beginning working for the local authority, this time, in the care sector. While working there a good friend’s partner began looking into setting up a support service in Todmorden and I came on-board to give some advice. It was then that we decided we could offer a service in Todmorden and we began the CQC application. We became CQC regulated in January 2017 and are now providing an adult support service in Todmorden and surrounding areas as well as providing local jobs".

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