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Care franchises in the UK 


Showing 1 - 12 of 13 Care franchises


Christies Care

Christies Care

Open your own branch of Christies Care and be part of this expanding recession proof industry, under our skilled direction.

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Caremark

Caremark

Caremark is a white-collar management franchise, focusing on the huge in-home care market in the UK.

Min. Investment: £36,000
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SureCare

SureCare

With a SureCare franchise, you will be joining a leading provider of home care with a proven track record spanning over two decades.

Min. Investment: £30,000
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Bluebird Care

Bluebird Care

Join the UK’s largest Home Care franchise and benefit from our personally and financially rewarding business model.

Min. Investment: £35,000
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Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels

Join a global care giant with community-based values.
Kare Plus

Kare Plus

With a Kare Plus franchise, you will be joining a leading provider of high quality nursing and domiciliary care with a proven track record.

Min. Investment: £25,000
Radfield Home Care

Radfield Home Care

Operating within a rapidly growing sector, Radfield Home Care provides the opportunity for a franchise business with longevity.

Min. Investment: £27,000
Heritage Healthcare

Heritage Healthcare

Join a family run business with over 80 years’ experience. Own your own successful business and benefit from our extensive on-going support.

Min. Investment: £29,995
My Homecare

My Homecare

Consider our comprehensive package and support level. Then compare our prices...

Min. Investment: £12,850
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Lastminute

Lastminute

Operating within the resilient care sector Lastminute Care & Nursing offers unique business opportunity with three separate revenue streams.

Min. Investment: £24,000
Christies Care

Christies Care

Open your own branch of Christies Care and be part of this expanding recession proof industry, under our skilled direction.

Min. Investment: £30,000
Right at Home

Right at Home

Your opportunity to deliver top quality homecare and companionship with superb support from an award-winning franchisor.

Min. Investment: £50,000
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care

The world's largest, most successful, non-medical companionship and home care franchise.

Min. Investment: £41,000

Franchise Spotlight: Care Franchise

In the care home sector, you will be dealing with very vulnerable people, so you need to possess a real passion for caregiving, as well as a great business head.

Buying a franchise rather than an independent business takes a huge amount of luck out of running a care business.

You’re buying an established model and operating under a reputable company name in an industry which must abide by a large number of regulations.

However, there’s a big caveat: if people go into the business solely to make money and don’t expect to be involved in the daily graft, you won’t be able to earn a penny.

The care industry

The care home industry is relatively recession-proof, benefiting from an inexorably expanding customer base.

The market is currently worth approximately £12bn and is set to rise to at least £30bn by 2025.

There are approximately 5,500 different care providers in the UK, operating 11,300 care homes for the elderly.

Around 95% of their beds are provided by the independent sector, which includes both for-profit and charitable providers.

Master franchisor of US-based company Home Instead Senior Care, Trevor Brocklebank, believes the UK care market needs to change:

“The US model is based on getting referrals and clients, whereas most UK care companies are on social-service contracts. In the US, owners are turning over multi-million-pound revenues, with about a 15% margin.”

Home-care services are also becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with many elderly people preferring to receive assistance from the comfort of their own home rather than living in a residential facility.

This creates competition for the care sector, which is also feeling the strains of budget cuts, with local authority funding falling £4.6 billion over the last five years.

Brocklebank offers a genuine view on the industry:

“No business is recession-proof, but if you need care, you need care. You might stop going out on a Friday night for a meal, you might not go for a holiday or change your car – but the last thing most people would lose is care for a family member.”

Is it for me?

To be successful in the care home industry, you need to possess two key characteristics, compassion and business acumen.

It’s no use being immensely caring but unable to run your own business, but you also can’t be in the industry purely to make money.

If you’re considering the franchise route, industry experience is generally taught during the training programme.

However, you will still need to have good people skills, whether with your clients, caregivers or out in the community with the people who may refer business to the company.

You should also expect certain aspects of the business to be emotionally taxing.

Remember, you are dealing with the elderly who are reaching the end of their life, so be prepared to experience difficult and sad situations.

Your goal should be committing to providing your residents with the highest level of care and comfort for the latter years of their life.

Training and staff

Staff must be trained to be CQC (or equivalent) approved providers of non-medical domiciliary care.

New employees should be provided with a training program that allows the addressing of issues such as recognising depression, safety at home and planning activities. Additional training can be provided for specific cases – for example, Home Instead Senior Care also provides an Alzheimer's training program.

Unlike at care businesses that provide medical care, potential staff needn’t have had previous medical nor nursing experience.

The main aspects looked at in a potential employee is a caring personality.

In a business sector which can be quick to receive criticism, it is highly important that you bring on staff that you trust immensely to uphold the high standard of care you give to your residents.

Owning a franchise also means you can benefit from having a team that handles all the business legislation; ensuring all company policies and procedures are compliant, which means you can solely focus on running the franchise to a high standard.

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