Demand for personal and home care services currently outstrips provision in the UK, making it a fruitful and exciting time to consider setting up a franchise business in this sector.
The global population is living longer (largely thanks to medical science) and this trend is likely to increase. Alongside this is the UK's emphasis on providing person-centred care in an individual’s own home, protecting independence for as long as possible.
This is all compounded by a national shortage of places in residential homes – it is believed the shortfall is around 3,000 care home beds but could grow to 70,000 in the next decade. This is leaving fragile older people needing high levels of support in a domiciliary setting.
This is not just a sector ripe for new entrepreneurs, it is also one substantially funded by the public sector as well as individual customers. Non-statutory home care providers are part of a £6.6bn industry in the UK.
So, it will probably be no surprise that there are some big players in this field, who are constantly looking for new franchisees. This includes, for example Home Instead Senior Care, which has over 12,000 franchise operations across 14 countries. Another of the leaders in this field is the award winning Bluebird Care, and Right at Home UK has also earnt accolades.
As personal and home care is such an attractive and appreciated service sector, you might ask what's to stop you from going it alone. A huge amount of red tape for one. This is an industry sector governed by a vast range of compliance issues and the full weight of public scrutiny.
Starting a personal and home care business as a franchisee offers considerable you extensive protection and risk-reduction. You will be supported by the systems and procedures already in place, and be able to access invaluable HR and training support.
So, contact us today to start the process, and find your perfect home in the health and social care market.