Christies Care franchiseLive independently at home with Outstanding domiciliary care
Christies Care seeks to expand its presence in the market place through a network of strong, passionate and committed franchisees. Open your own branch of Christies Care and be part of this expanding recession proof industry, under our skilled direction.
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About Christies Care
About Christies Care
Christies Care has been caring for the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes since 1987. We are proud to have been awarded Outstanding status by the CQC for a second consecutive time. This is an accolade achieved by only 3% of all care agencies in the UK. Through our network of home care franchises, driven by passionate franchisees, we can deliver even more available hours of the highest quality home care to the people who need it. You could join us on this mission with your own Christies Care franchise!
The Growing Industry
As people are living longer and require more help to live at home, the need for quality domiciliary support is self-evident. Based on recent reporting, the proportion of the population aged 85 and over is projected to double over the next 25 years, there are 85 people aged 65 and over for every 1,000 people of “traditional working age”. By 2036 over 30% of the population will be over the age of 65 giving you a huge opportunity to develop a successful business.
An essential service with year-round demand 1 Enabling people to live at home, rather than go into a care facility, is a fundamental factor in maintaining quality of life. Staying in the comfort of one's own home facilitates a continued sense of independence plus the maintenance of social connections. Caring for people in their own homes lessens the burden on public residential services, so the UK government and NHS actively promote at-home care services. A home care franchise benefits from all-year-round demand. This creates more consistent human resource demands and cash-flow for the business owner At-home care has proven itself to be recession-proof. As an essential service employing essential workers, a home care franchise operates in all economic and civic circumstances.
What do we do?
Clients come to Christies Care needing help with a wide range of different conditions – from dementia to a severe physical disability (either acquired or congenital). Our clients may need full personal care and help with all movement, or they may just want the companionship and reassurance of someone else being there. We help people lead their lives the way they want, as independently as possible, in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
You will operate from premises within your territory, which will cover a minimum of 300,000 people. You will be responsible for managing your business’ growth, development, finances and management team.
Do I need experience?
We provide all the expert training and support you will need in your new business venture, so this franchise is suitable for those investors with or without experience in the care industry.
- Minimum Investment - £40 000
- Franchise Fee - £25,000 + VAT
- Total Investment - £90,000
- Expected revenue after 5 years - £456 678
- Funding Support - Yes
Training and support provided
What kind of training and support do you receive with a Christies Care franchise?
Initial Training & Support
- Business planning - a dedicated business plan that will outline start-up costs, cash flow and profit and loss projections
- 10-day formal training programme
- Software and systems training
- Training on marketing and business development
- 90-day launch plan
- Christies Care Operations Manual
- Full administration system
- Support with Care Quality Commission registration - We pride ourselves on the support we provide to each franchisee to navigate this process efficiently and successfully. Christies Care Franchising has a specialist team who apply their knowledge and experience of the CQC/CIW/CI/RQIA registration process, providing you with both pre- and post-registration guidance. We are proud of the 100% success rate enjoyed by franchisees who use our support
- Business office set up
- Recruitment of first five carers
- 500 business cards
- Use of Christies Care brand
- Dedicated webpage on the main website
- Social media support
- 250 promotional leaflets
- Advertising materials
- Assistance building 100 key contacts
- Lists of and introductions to referral providers
Exclusive territory licence
- Minimum 250,000 people
- 40,000 people aged 65+
Advanced back-end systems
- Business developmen
- Financial management
- Compliance and procurement
- Recruitment and training
Ongoing training and support
- Live business plan that links to your accounts
- Fortnightly 1-2-1 business coaching sessions
- Monthly ‘Business MOT’
- Quarterly skills development workshops
- Networking with fellow franchisees
There will be additional capital requirements. You will need access to a further £50,000 in working capital. Up to 70% funding for the franchise is available and we can offer support and advice to access this.
The ideal Christies Care franchisee
Is it for me?
We are looking for motivated people who share our values, are passionate about business and have a strong desire to make a difference in the local community by providing the highest quality of care and support to vulnerable adults in their own homes.
Becoming a Franchise Partner with us not only offers you the chance to own a business founded on quality with an excellent reputation. Running your Christies Care franchise gives you the chance to change your own life and improve the lives of your clients. You will have the opportunity to build a market leading profitable business in your territory whilst helping the people in your community live a better quality of life.
Christies Care's history
Established in 1987, Christies Care is a family owned and run domiciliary care agency. Recently Rated outstanding by the CQC and registered with the Scottish Care Inspectorate, we have grown to be one of the largest providers of 24 hour, 7 day a week care in the UK and our brand has established a reputation for providing quality care across the country
How long will it take to launch from the time I sign the franchise agreement?
Normally 3 – 4 months depending on things like CQC registration, finding an office and recruiting carers.
Will you help me with a business plan for the new business?
Yes. We will provide a business plan template and this this will allow you to adjust key figures to ensure that it is ideally suited to your territory.
Are there any other costs I can expect?
Yes, other costs to budget for include a local office, local advertising, computer, office rent and working capital. Working capital will depend on how much money you need to draw from the business during the set-up of the business.
What is my expected break even and how long should it take me to reach it?
The time to reach breakeven is governed by finding carers and clients of your business but our experience is that this is normally anything from 12-18 months to achieve profitability.
Do I need any healthcare training or background to join Christies Care?
No, you will need a background in business and understand how a business operates.
Will you help me find clients?
Yes, we train you to find your first 100 local contacts in your territory and train you on the business development system to find and retain key contacts in the area, who will keep referring clients to you.
How will I know what to charge clients?
Part of you completing a local business plan is to be clear on what to charge and that reflects a fair hourly cost for Christie Care services. We help you with a territory review to understand pricing in the territory. This allows you to pay carers well and make a fair profit.
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