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Now is a great time to start a home care business

The care industry is currently booming and the next decade looks likely to be one of the most important periods for home care provisions across the UK.

There is growing demand for care services right now and the healthcare industry is often under pressure to provide the right people in the right places with appropriate care. That’s why the care sector is such an attractive area for those looking to start their own new business, particularly domiciliary care for older people.

Even though our population is growing quite gradually, increases in life expectancy mean that many people are living longer now than at any other time. By the year 2030, therefore, it’s predicted that around 20% of all adults will be over the age of 65 – that’s 1 in 5 of us. This figure is also estimated to reach 25% – 1 in 4 UK adults – before 2050.

Where to begin?

If you’ve never run your own business before or don’t know much about the care industry, it can be a very daunting prospect to even consider starting a business. This is where a franchise operator like SureCare can help, with the offer of a tried and tested franchise model and professional support available at all times.

Every member of the SureCare Franchising team has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the care industry, allowing them to support new franchisees. All you need is to be able to demonstrate the willingness, compassion and drive to deliver outstanding levels of care to service users and to flourish as a business.

Investments and returns

Compared to other franchise businesses, the initial investment required is relatively small. Additionally, SureCare has long-standing relationships with a vast range of major high street banks and lenders, who can offer suitable business loans to new franchisees.

From a modest investment, SureCare franchisees have demonstrated the ability to grow rapidly in a fairly short time. Many of our operators have achieved a turnover of £1 million after the first year. This is thanks in part to the ability to benefit from multiple revenue streams.

While domiciliary care for over 65s accounts for around two-thirds of the UK’s home care market, there are many other form of care that SureCare franchisees can provide. With our range of services including childcare, dementia care and even live-in care packages, vulnerable people of all ages and abilities can rely on professional assistance for as little or as long as needed.
 

To find out how franchising in the home care sector can get your 2020 off to a flying start, get in touch with SureCare. Call 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk for further information.

 

Reflecting on a successful 2019 for SureCare Franchising

This year marked SureCare’s 25th year in business and what better way to celebrate than to welcome several new franchisees to our growing family. Just before we wave goodbye to 2019, today we take a look back at one of our most successful years to date.

Over the last twelve months, our services have spread further throughout the country to reach more communities and more people in need of care at home. From new franchisees opening new branches, to extended marketing efforts from existing operators, SureCare has continued to make a name for itself as one of the UK’s leading home care providers today.

There are now over 50 SureCare franchise operations up and down the land and 2019 saw some of our latest additions start their journeys with us.

New franchise operators

From the beginning of the year, the head office team has been meeting with and training new franchisees as they settle into their new premises. These operators now manage their own local care teams and provide essential care to service users wherever they are.

New branches that opened this year include those in Central Cheshire, Derby, Stockport & Tameside, Peterborough, Ealing & Hounslow, Luton, and Halifax & Huddersfield. All of our new franchisees are now delivering completely tailored care packages within their territories, bringing SureCare’s unique services to more people than ever before.

And that’s not all. We’re already gathering speed meeting with new business owners looking to franchise with SureCare in 2020. Things are looking positive for the New Year and we can’t wait to meet many new care teams over the next twelve months too!

Other successes this year

It isn’t just our new recruits that have captured our attention this year, though. Many of our existing franchise operators have experienced lots of success stories throughout 2019. We shared in some of our most recent triumphs at this year’s annual conference in April and we’re looking forward to meeting up again next Spring as well.

September saw our Shropshire operators celebrating a milestone 20 years in business. As fate would have it, the results of their most recent CQC inspection came in just before the anniversary, giving the SureCare Shropshire team double cause for celebration with the best possible rating of ‘Outstanding’.

Another of our longest standing franchises had some big news this year too. Over at SureCare Birmingham, owners Ben and Kay have handed over the reigns to sons Daniel and Moses to carry on the family business, ushering in a new generation of leadership for the future.

Alongside this, SureCare operators up and down the country have grown their businesses thanks to additional marketing support locally and online. Through our social media partners, Facebook advertising has given our services in Doncaster a massive boost. On top of that, we’re currently working with digital partners to make further ongoing improvements across the web. We hope to see more of this in the New Year as we make our way through a positive 2020.
 

We’re still going to be working incredibly hard over the festive season to continue supporting our nationwide operators and care teams.

If you’re interested in joining our growing network in 2020, why not get in touch with SureCare’s Head Office and send us your queries. Call 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk and let’s kick off a discussion.

 

Forward planning for the New Year – be your own boss in 2020

Always wanted to start up your own business but haven’t felt the ambition pushing you on? With the New Year on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start looking ahead to being your own boss.

January typically comes as the perfect time for people to make significant changes in their lives. Whether it’s a commitment to get in shape or taking on a massive long-term goal, make your New Year’s Resolution count as we head into 2020.

Embarking on a new venture can often be a scary prospect, especially if there’s a lot riding on the outcome. Getting cold feet, however, is one of the main reasons why a lot of exciting resolutions like starting your own business end up on the back burner.

Because of this, it’s easy to see how franchising offers a beneficial avenue towards operating your own business. By joining a larger company with a tried and tested business model, a lot of the difficult and time-consuming work is already done.

Why choose the home care sector?

Being your own boss is a dream for a lot of people, but choosing the right line of work is vital to ensure long-lasting job satisfaction. When running your own business, you’re in it for the long haul. You’ll want to operate a business that’s lucrative and sustainable, whilst also being in a sector that’s rewarding and enjoyable on a daily basis.

The home care sector is one of the country’s fastest growing areas of business, with services consistently in high demand all over the nation. Many people are living longer and much preferring the option of remaining in their own homes for as long as possible.

By recruiting a local team of remote care workers, you can provide effective care services to those who most need it. Domiciliary care for elderly people accounts for around two-thirds of all home care provisions today, with other services for children and young adults with physical or learning difficulties in significant demand.

Bringing vital care to the people who need it most is a highly rewarding endeavour. It’s truly magnificent knowing that the services you offer will contribute to people’s lives in the most positive and helpful ways possible. This is why more and more entrepreneurs and budding business owners are looking to provide essential home care in their local communities.

The benefits of franchising

Starting your own business from scratch is a mammoth undertaking and it’s often difficult to know where to even begin. By franchising with an existing company like SureCare, you can fast-track your way to running your own business in a fairly short time and with a relatively modest initial investment.

SureCare, as a franchisor, will be able to provide support and advice every step of the way, whether you need help putting together a business plan, finding suitable premises or seeking financial assistance. After all, we’re just as excited about seeing you and your business succeed as much as you are.

Additionally, once your business is up and running, we don’t just close the door and leave you to it. You’ll be able to rely on continued support from SureCare’s head office franchising team, as well as from other franchise operators in the network for help and advice.

SureCare has 25 years of experience in providing high quality care services, initially serving Chester and the surrounding areas. Over the years, we’ve worked with new business owners up and down the country wanting to bring our unique care provisions to their local areas. We currently have over 50 individual franchise operations in the UK and we’re looking for entrepreneurs like you to expand our reach further in 2020.
 

No matter where you are in the process right now, SureCare is ready to help you get to where you want to be. Whether you have a full business plan ready or just a dream and bags of determination, get in touch with our franchising team and let’s discuss how we can help you on your way to managing your own home care business.

Speak directly to Franchise Recruitment Manager Josh or to any one of our franchising support team today. Call SureCare on 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk

 

A new addition joins franchisees at SureCare Luton

We recently welcomed a new branch to the SureCare network opening up in Luton. Now we’re pleased to announce that a new franchisee has joined existing operators Keith and Dinesh to provide additional support to the business.

Bal Ghuman will be supporting the team at SureCare Luton in their journey to becoming the number one home care agency in the borough. So far, Keith has been determined to offer brand new care provisions to the area, boasting professionalism and excellent customer service at all times.

Now with extra assistance from Bal, SureCare Luton looks set to deliver above and beyond Keith’s initial expectations.

Meet Bal

Rolling up her sleeves to get stuck in, Bal has an impressive and extensive career background behind her. She has held a variety of senior positions while working in London’s demanding financial industry. Her experience across multiple roles in fast-moving environments put her in good stead to support the SureCare Luton team, both strategically and operationally.

Having first spent time with SureCare’s franchising team at our head offices, Bal is now ready and raring to go at the Luton branch. Whether cooperating with Keith on day-to-day management or supporting the care team in their quality of service, we’re certain that Bal will be more than capable of whatever tasks come her way.

Welcomed by the team

Like all new franchisees, Bal has visited SureCare’s national headquarters in Chester for an intensive induction course and to meet with our head office team. After meeting with Bal, SureCare’s national recruitment manager Josh Farrer praised her with a warm and welcoming message:

“We’re excited to welcome Bal to the SureCare Network and we look forward to watching her and the team grow a substantial business within Luton. Bal has now finished our week-long training course at our Chester training facility and will continue to be supported by our regional business development team at their Luton office base.”
 

Want to find out how you can start your own business venture with assistance from SureCare? Speak to us today about a potential franchising opportunity so you can bring quality home care services to your local area.

Call 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk and speak to Josh or one of our helpful franchising team to get the ball rolling.

 

SureCare’s newest franchise operator ready to serve in Halifax & Huddersfield

SureCare is committed to bringing exceptional home care services to the right people throughout the UK. Today we’re pleased to announce the latest operator to join our ever-growing network, who will serve the community across Halifax & Huddersfield.

Leading the way at SureCare Halifax & Huddersfield will be new franchise owner, Parjeet Dua. She is currently on track to open the doors to her new franchise in just a few weeks time, following on from her week-long induction course at SureCare’s Head Offices in Chester.

With her new service offering just around the corner, Parjeet is aiming to become the top provider of home care within the area. She will do this by recruiting a fantastic team, comprised of branch office staff and remote care workers who will spend their time visiting numerous service users in their own homes.

About Parjeet

Parjeet comes to SureCare from a background of working in hospitality and retail. Throughout her varied career, her skills in customer service and effective organisation have really shone through, putting her in excellent stead for running her own SureCare franchise.

She has also demonstrated a keen passion for helping others in our society, recognising the vital needs of those may struggle with typical everyday tasks. Under her considerate and compassionate leadership, SureCare Halifax & Huddersfield will help to transform the lives of people across West Yorkshire thanks to the dedication and professionalism of Parjeet and her team of social care workers.

Operation in Halifax & Huddersfield

One of the key benefits why Parjeet decided to join SureCare is the level of business support on offer – support that wouldn’t necessarily have been available if she had set up her own business from scratch. As one of the nation’s fastest growing home care franchisors, SureCare has a wealth of experience in helping new business owners to bring exceptional services to their local communities.

Support will come from SureCare’s head office team, alongside two Business Development Managers based in the field. Nicola Bews and Stuart Spinks will be on hand to assist Parjeet with various aspects of running a SureCare franchise. From registration with the Care Quality Commission and regular compliance to recruitment, sales and marketing, Nicola and Stuart can help SureCare Halifax & Huddersfield to become well established in the area.

Welcoming Parjeet to the SureCare family, Franchise Recruitment Manager Josh Farrer said: “The team and I are delighted to welcome Parjeet to the SureCare network. Her past careers within senior roles with hospitality and retail means Parjeet has a wealth of experience in building strong and passionate teams in order to deliver a quality customer service.”

“We’re very excited to see what the future holds for Parjeet and we cannot wait to launch her new business in just a couple of weeks time.”
 

If you have the passion and drive to run your own home care business and want to know how franchising can help you, speak to SureCare today. Get in touch with our team by calling 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk and let’s get started on your new business venture.

SureCare Peterborough hosts official branch launch

On Thursday 14th November, SureCare Peterborough celebrated the opening of its new branch in Culley Court in Orton Southgate.


The proud owner and franchise operator of SureCare Peterborough, Rubie Rattan, took centre stage at the official launch. Supported by her parents and SureCare’s dedicated Business Development Managers, Rubie is leading the way in bringing a wide range of quality home care services to Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

A number of high-profile local guests were in attendance at the launch, including the Mayor Gul Nawaz and Julie Howell, Councillor for the Orton Waterville Ward, where SureCare Peterborough’s headquarters are now based.

The launch follows the branch’s recent registration with the Care Quality Commission. This allows SureCare Peterborough to provide personal care and support to people in their own homes. There are multiple services that the SureCare team can provide, including:

  • Caring for adults under 65 yrs
  • Caring for adults over 65 yrs
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairments
  • Domestic Cleaning
  • Companionship care
  • Personal shopping
  • Gardening Services

SureCare Peterborough’s newly appointed Registered Care Manager, Kayleigh Cooper, was also at the launch as she will play an integral role in the franchise’s operations. Through her CQC registration, it’s Kayleigh’s job to ensure that the team of care workers deliver consistently high standards and quality of care.

Speaking at the launch, franchise owner Rubie said: “Today is an extremely proud day for me and my team. We have worked tirelessly to get to this point. I can’t thank my family and friends enough for their ongoing support and a massive thank you to my registered care manager, Kayleigh Cooper.”

SureCare Peterborough hosts official branch launch
SureCare Peterborough hosts official branch launch

Looking ahead to what the future holds, she continued: “We aim to be one of Peterborough’s leading providers of personal home care and support. We will do this by employing and training care staff to the highest quality standards and also providing respect, encouragement and development for all that work at SureCare Peterborough. We envisage being a large employer within Peterborough and our aim is to have at least 30 fully trained care staff by March 2020 with a further 30 hired and trained before next Christmas.”

 

You can find SureCare Peterborough at their new offices:

Unit 12 Culley Court,
Orton Southgate,
Peterborough
PE2 6WA

You can also get in touch by phone, email or by visiting the website:

Phone: 01733 852 449
Email: enquiries@surecarepeterborough.co.uk
Online: www.surecare.co.uk/peterborough/

SureCare Peterborough hosts official branch launch

SureCare Peterborough hosts official branch launch


 

This article originally appeared on the SureCare Peterborough branch website.

New branch operators open SureCare Runnymede & Elmbridge

SureCare’s latest new branch owners have begun to set up operations to bring vital care services to people in their home territory of Runnymede and Elmbridge.

Covering key towns and villages like Cobham, Esher and Weybridge, SureCare Runnymede & Elmbridge will be delivering high quality care services to people who require assistance. SureCare services are suited to people of all ages and abilities, allowing customers to receive exceptional support from within the comfort of their own homes.

New franchise operator Shahin Virani brings with her a vast amount of business knowledge and experience to lead the way for SureCare Runnymede & Elmbridge. She has a strong history of working in the fine art industry, with her interdisciplinary skills including management, customer service and human resources.

Away from the art world, Shahin’s passion for helping others has shone through in her meetings with us at SureCare. Through this, we know she’s the perfect fit for our network as she has the determination and compassion to help those most in need in her community.

Shahin won’t be entirely alone in operating the new franchise. Her husband Arif will be on hand to provide regular support every step of the way. Arif come from a finance background with his own accountancy practice being a roaring success. His assistance will be highly beneficial to Shahin and the new business overall. Together they can operate a professional and functional business that puts customers at front and centre of everything they do.

SureCare’s Franchise Recruitment Manager, Josh Farrer, was delighted to welcome the pair to the SureCare Franchising family. He stated:

“Both Shahin and Arif bring a wealth of experience and skills, which can easily be transferred to the home care market. SureCare Runnymede and Elmbridge will deliver high quality care and support to people requiring assistance, all within the comfort of their own homes. We are excited to support their journey with SureCare and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
 

If you’re thinking of starting your own new business and have a passion for helping others, the home care sector could be right up your street. What’s more, by choosing to franchise with SureCare, you can get a head start on setting up your new venture, thanks to the limitless support and resources we have to offer.

Find out why more and more people are franchising with SureCare, and discover how you can benefit by choosing us to start your new business. Get in touch with us today on 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk and let’s get that ball rolling!

 

Providing support for homelessness in the Barnet & Brent community

SureCare Barnet & Brent have joined forces with local charity Street Kind UK to offer help for homeless people in their community.

Street Kind UK launched back in February and the team at SureCare Barnet & Brent has been working alongside the charity since the very beginning. As levels of homelessness continue to rise across London, Street Kind have made it their mission to reach out and provide help however they possibly can.

As a non-profit community organisation, Street Kind is entirely reliant on additional support from individual volunteers and local businesses. The guys from SureCare Barnet & Brent have volunteered time and donated funds to help make a considerable contribution in improving the lives of those less fortunate.

Continued support

Earlier this year, Farah, Shaun, Ali and the Barnet & Brent team received high praise from Street Kind UK with a message that regarded us as “a consistent pillar of support” for the charity. The continued support from our business hasn’t gone unnoticed, as it’s allowed Street Kind to provide regular relief to homeless people in London.

We have joined the Street Kind UK team on multiple community outreaches, meeting with homeless people in our community. This helped us to find out about the real stories and challenges faced by the people who often feel they have nowhere to turn to.

Street Kind UK have informed us that the donations offered by SureCare Barnet & Brent have had a significant impact. They have been able to buy 30 new sleeping bags, 10 rucksacks and other essentials items like toiletries and food supplies, reaching out to the people who need that all-important support.

How it affects SureCare

As part of the SureCare network, the team at Barnet & Brent are committed to providing quality home care services. However, we have also made it our mission to go above and beyond to support members of our community. That’s why we took the initiative to reach out in aid of local charities.

During our recent CQC visit, the inspectors were impressed by our additional charity work and the message of gratitude we received from Street Kind UK. Whilst it falls outside of what’s typically inspected by the CQC, our support for other parts of the community shows the Commission just how dedicated we are to improving people’s lives right across the community.
 

You can find out more about Street Kind UK and the amazing work they do for homeless people throughout London by visiting their Facebook page. They have also put together a short video highlighting the work they do, which you can watch below:

 

This article was originally published on the SureCare Barnet & Brent branch site.

SureCare’s network expands with newly opened Luton franchise

The most recent addition to SureCare’s ever-growing network has just opened in Luton. Our latest franchisees will be providing SureCare’s range of services exclusively to residents in and around the Luton area.

New franchise owners Keith Pandurangan and Jazz Virdi have joined forces to lead the way for SureCare Luton. Together with their team of care workers and the support of head office, they’ll be bringing quality services to people of all ages and abilities in their territory.

Both franchisees have the passion and drive to make a big difference in people’s lives. Over the coming weeks, months and years, we expect their operations will go from strength to strength as they bring quality care services to people right across the community.

Meet the new franchisees

Setting up his own business in the care sector has been a keen ambition of Keith for some time now. Getting in touch with SureCare’s Franchising team was the first major step in making this goal a reality. One of the key aspects he wants to focus on is providing a stand-out experience for service users.

Keith knows all too well the value of strong customer service, coming from an extensive retail background. He has previously owned and managed a popular chain of convenience stores across the UK and will rely on this experience to ensure excellent customer service is one of his and his team’s top priorities every time.

Jazz is one of Keith’s long-standing friends and joins SureCare Luton as his business associate. Working in collaboration, their ultimate aim is to become the leading provider of quality personal care and support services in Luton.

Franchising with SureCare

The pair have recently joined us at SureCare’s head office in Chester to complete their week-long intensive induction, using our state-of-the-art training facilities and receiving the support of our expert team. This support will continue into the future, as Keith and Jazz have an assigned Business Development Manager on hand to offer additional help whenever it’s needed.

With CQC registration underway and operations in full swing, we’re proud to welcome the guys at SureCare Luton to our expanding family. It is through the determination and passion of franchisees like Keith and Jazz, along with the care workers they recruit to their team, that SureCare can continue to deliver brilliant services to communities up and down the country.

Find out how a franchising opportunity with SureCare can help you to establish your own business in providing excellent care services. Simply call 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk today and speak to our franchising team to take the first big step.

It’s never too late to start your own care business

For many ambitious entrepreneurs, owning and running your own business is often a dream to strive towards. Whether it’s a recent consideration or something you’ve been putting off for a while, it’s not too late to get the ball rolling.

Setting goals is an easy way of driving us towards personal and professional fulfilment and satisfaction. If only sticking to them was just as easy!

Many people use the turn of the new year to set targets for the months ahead, but so many of these resolutions are given up on before the end of January. With the summer drawing to an end and 2020 on the horizon, there’s still a bit of time left to revive that neglected goal of starting your own business.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a New Year’s resolution that you’ve forgotten about. If you’ve ever had a strong passion for starting a rewarding new venture, you can begin pursuing that dream.

What’s standing in the way?

One of the biggest mental blocks to operating your own business is often the overwhelming amount of aspects to think about. Setting up a brand new business all by yourself is a mammoth task and it’s very easy to be initially put off by the sheer scale of the task ahead.

Going it alone can be a scary prospect, which is why franchising can be a more beneficial move for you. Franchising gives budding business owners the best of both worlds – it offers complete control over your operations on one hand, with readily available support and guidance on the other.

By putting your investment in an already established business model, a lot of the worries and pitfalls of starting up a new business can be significantly reduced. What’s more, you get to join an existing network made up of other business owners. This allows you to rely on the support and camaraderie of like-minded franchise operators, all while you focus on providing specific services to your local area.

Why choose SureCare?

SureCare offers franchise opportunities in the home care sector, which is a highly lucrative and fast-growing market. Our extensive range of services are suited to people of all ages from all walks of life, to support those wanting to receive assistance in the comfort of their own homes.

Care services are in increasingly high demand up and down the country. As our ageing population continues to go up, more and more people are relying on traditional domiciliary care alongside additional services for a helping hand with household tasks.

Managing your own team of care workers, you can help to make a real difference in people’s lives. Home care is one of the most rewarding sectors to operate in, and right now it’s also one of the most financially stable. This gives you peace of mind that your business can remain strong and competitive, leaving you to focus on delivering a high quality service every time.

Our supportive network

One of the biggest benefits of franchising is that you can rely on the support and expertise of the company to guide you. From the first call, SureCare’s Business Development Managers and the wider head office team will assist you as you set up your new business and beyond.

We can help to point you in the right direction in various aspects of business, from funding to marketing, from staff recruitment to exceptional training. The support given by head office to local care teams around the country allow our franchise owners to focus on serving their communities. Operating as part of a nationwide network, you and your service users can be comforted by having the strong and influential reputation of the SureCare brand behind you all the way.

Choosing to start up a business in the care sector is highly rewarding, as it means you often end up giving life-changing support that helps to enrich the lives of various people in the local community. By bringing a range of services to people of all ages and abilities, SureCare franchisees benefit from multiple potential revenue streams.
 

If you’re looking for a change of direction in your work life, operating your own SureCare franchise could be the way forward. Whether it’s a long held ambition or something you’ve been thinking about more recently, our door is always open to entrepreneurs interested in new business opportunities in the home care market.

To get started, or find out further information on whether franchising is right for you, get in touch with SureCare today. Give us a call on 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk and make today the first day of your new adventure.

 

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