The population of the UK now includes a far higher proportion of older people, largely due to advances in medical science. However, the number of beds in the elderly care sector is not keeping up with this trend. Before long, up to 3,000 people will be unable to find beds in UK care homes. This all adds up to greater pressure on providers of home care services to keep pace with need.
If you have the passion to start up a new care home - or a domiciliary care business - in this £6.6bn industry, there is clearly a huge market gap to fill. However, there are many reasons why ambitious entrepreneurs hesitate to set up independent, stand alone care businesses, especially with the weight of modern day legislation and public scrutiny. Fortunately, there are non-statutory care providers setting high standards and growing their network of provision, and many are willing to share their successful business model with people who want to be their own bosses.
Franchising means setting up a care venture – or even a cluster of businesses – with the branding and, therefore, reputation of a big name. Other help from the franchiser includes support in meeting insurance and compliance issues, staff training and preferential rates, plus the equipment your new care business needs.
They can help with finding the right location, meeting planning requirements and setting up contracts with local authorities and hospitals. Having this backing can make a big difference with your start-up care venture. It's available from organisations specialising in residential or nursing homes, and home care providers, too.
This includes such organisations as Clarriotts Care (home care and care home franchise support), along with Bluebird Care, Homeinstead, Radfield Home Care and Caremark. Surecare and 247 Professional Health are also looking for new franchisees.
As there are so many potential franchise deals on the table, contact us to find the one that best suits your interests and ambitions. We care about your new care business.