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Resisting the recession with a SureCare franchise

Whether we like it or not, a recession seems to be most certainly on the way. Operating in a recession-resistant industry, however, means that businesses in the home care sector are unlikely to feel too much of a pinch.

The coronavirus situation has affected our society quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. Many shops, restaurants and non-essential facilities have faced temporary closure for a prolonged period and this has caused a significant knock-on effect on the economy.

Now the UK, like most of the world, is expected to see economic downturn on a larger scale than the 2008 financial crash. While the country will look ahead to eventual recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the struggle could last for quite some time for various businesses.

However, for those operating in the home care industry, business has to continue as normal to meet a rising demand for vital care services. It’s difficult to say what the coming months and years will have in store, but home care can offer strong opportunities for new and existing business owners to weather the storm.

Franchising with SureCare

As one of the nation’s leading care providers, SureCare is uniquely placed to help compassionate and dedicated professionals to start up and run their own home care business. We’re seeing huge levels of demand for essential services to support the community and this is set to continue long after the pandemic situation subsides.

Even in normal times, increases in life expectancy mean that our population is constantly ageing. The Office for National Statistics predicts that the number of over 65s will reach 20% of the total UK population during the next decade. This is expected to increase further to 25% by 2050.

As we get older, many people will hope to continue living independently in the comfort of their own homes, rather than having to relocate to care homes. Care in the community is fast becoming one of the most vital and relied-upon care services throughout the UK.

To help you begin your own business in this highly lucrative sector, SureCare offers franchising opportunities all over the country. With support and training from our franchising team, you can provide essential services to people in your local area, safely and effectively.
 

Operating a business in the healthcare sector gives you the unique ability to flourish and even grow, no matter how the wider economic landscape looks.

To find out more about how franchising with SureCare can help you resist a recession, get in touch with us today on 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk

 

Career plans after COVID-19 – could you begin your own business?

The last few months have left a lot of people reflecting on their current situations and wondering about their future career plans. For many, this could mean returning to their existing roles, but for others it may be a chance to hit the reset button and consider a change of direction.

One of the biggest shifts seen in health and social care during this period has been the amazing enthusiasm of so many people wanting to volunteer. Whether it’s been to deliver shopping and food parcels to vulnerable people, or help in the recovery efforts of those affected by COVID-19, volunteers have opted to give their time and energy to help others.

Vital care services are needed to support those who require a little extra assistance in their daily lives. Despite the great difficulties at this time, however, the sheer dedication of care workers and service operators is allowing those most at risk to remain safe and comfortable within their own homes.

Supporting people in the community has never been more important than it is now. If you’re thinking of operating your own business and managing your own team of care workers, now might be the ideal time to plan ahead for when the coronavirus threat begins to subside.

Providing home care services

Even before the coronavirus situation, demand for care services was rapidly increasing. This is because many of us are living longer and preferring to maintain as much independence as possible in our own homes. Home care workers in the community can provide an essential lifeline to those in need of extra assistance in their daily lives.

Now more than ever, care and support is needed for the more vulnerable members of our society. Not only because of our ageing population, but also to protect those most at risk of infectious diseases going forward. With the spotlight firmly on social care in the near future, safe and effective services will continue to grow in demand.

To help people within your community, working in the home care sector is a positive step in the right direction. What’s better, you can help to bring vital services to local people by operating your own home care business – especially useful if your area is presently short on key community care workers.

Franchising with SureCare

SureCare has been reaching out to communities across the UK for over 25 years and it’s thanks to the hard work and dedication of franchise operators and their care teams who have focused on helping people at home. With the support of SureCare’s franchising team, our nationwide network of compassionate and highly motivated professionals are committed to delivering quality personal care to people of all ages and abilities.

We’re constantly expanding our reach across the country and we’re looking for budding business owners with the right drive and determination to support those who need a helping hand. Whether or not you’ve worked in health and social care before, SureCare can offer exceptional training and business support for you to manage care provisions exclusively within your territory.

Running your own business comes with a lot of responsibility, but by franchising with SureCare you’ll have access to a range of support tools, knowledge and resources while you operate in a highly rewarding environment. All in all, you’ll be making a real and positive difference that enriches the lives of those most in need.
 

Whether you decide to begin your own business now or you want to plan ahead for the post-COVID recovery period, speak to us today to find out if franchising with SureCare is right for you.

To get started, simply get in touch with Franchise Sales Manager Josh today. You can call 07970 438 679 or send an email to josh.farrer@surecare.co.uk and request further information on franchising with SureCare.

 

Join SureCare’s new franchising discovery sessions online

It’s a strange and difficult time for everyone right now, but for SureCare, life goes on as normally as possible. Our franchise operators up and down the UK are dedicated to providing safe and effective care to their communities throughout this pandemic and beyond.

To help expand our reach and deliver caring support across the country, we’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic entrepreneurs and budding business owners to run their own local care teams. Even in these trying times it’s business as usual, but we’re exploring new ways to discuss SureCare’s franchising opportunities with you.

That’s why throughout the rest of April and May, we’ll be hosting online discovery sessions over video conferences. This allows you to meet with Franchise Sales Manager Josh and other key members of the SureCare Franchising team while we stick to social distancing in our homes.

What happens during the discovery session?

When we typically meet with new potential franchisees, we either meet face-to-face or over the phone. Here we talk about the franchise business model, the training and support on offer, and the expectations for financial rewards. In addition, we also discuss preparations for the next steps in becoming a SureCare franchisee.

As the SureCare Franchising team are all operating from home at the moment, we’ve been adapting the ways we keep in touch day to day. Through regular video conferences using Zoom, we realised that we can also utilise this software to conduct our franchising discovery sessions too. This provides us with a unique opportunity to hold face-to-face discussions as we normally would, all whilst doing it from a distance.

We understand there’s a lot of concern about starting a new business in the current climate, which is why we also important to share information on the benefits and rewards of operating within the home care market. Our online discovery sessions will primarily give us a chance to get the ball rolling with initial discussions, with a view to making further franchising progress in the near future.

How do I get involved?

If you’re interested in finding out how franchising with SureCare can help you to run your own business in the highly sought-after care sector, all you need to do is get in touch with us. Throughout April and May, you can request to take part in one of our franchise discovery sessions and we’ll give you a date and time you can join us online.

On the day of the session, you’ll receive an email containing a link to the video conference and a time to join. Once you’re in, we’ll lead the session to begin with, but open it up to you for any questions you may have along the way.

Of course, you may need to do a bit of preparation ahead of the meeting to access the call. As we’ll be carrying out the conference using Zoom, you’ll need to make sure you have this set up on your desktop, phone or tablet and you’re able to sign in. If you’ve never used Zoom before, it’s easy and free to get started by checking out the Download page of their website.
 

To enquire about joining one of our franchise discovery sessions, or to find out more information about franchising with SureCare, get in touch with Josh today by email: josh.farrer@surecare.co.uk and include the subject “Online Franchising Discovery Session”. Alternatively, you can call him on 07970 438 679 for further assistance.

 

New franchise owner for SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe

SureCare is delighted to introduce the latest franchisee to join our network. We welcome Jonathan Woodcock, who is now the proud owner of existing provider SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe.

While the business is under new ownership, life goes on as usual for the Charnwood & Rushcliffe team, who operate out of their offices based in Sileby, Leicestershire. Jonathan now leads the team alongside the business’ long-standing Registered Care Manager, Sandra Strong.

SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe was listed for sale last year, but we were inundated with lots of interest from new potential buyers interested in keeping the amazing team and their care services active in the region. Following meetings with many suitable candidates, we felt that Jonathan was the perfect choice to become the business’ new owner.

About SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe

Reaching out to residents in their specific territory in the Midlands, SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe carries out a wide variety of care services. These include:

  • Care for adults over 65
  • Care for adults under 65
  • Dementia care
  • Physical disability care
  • Learning disability care
  • Care for eating disorders
  • Care for mental health conditions

The provider undergoes routine inspections, carried out by our industry regulator the Care Quality Commission. Following the latest inspection in June last year, SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe was rated ‘Good’ in all areas.

With thousands of hours of safe and professional home care services helping people across Loughborough and the surrounding areas, we’re certain that Jonathan has the enthusiasm and drive to get stuck in and keep up the team’s brilliant standards.

SureCare’s Franchise Recruitment Manager, Josh Farrer said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the franchise network. He impressed us greatly and was the perfect choice for us to become the new owner of SureCare Charnwood & Rushcliffe.”

He went on to say: “The business has a great reputation and has been built on providing exceptional care services across the area. We look forward to watching their successes develop under Jonathan’s ownership for many years to come.”
 

If you’re looking to operate a business that makes a real difference in people’s lives, speak to SureCare about a franchising opportunity in home care. Call 01244 321 199 or email enquiries@surecare.co.uk to find out more from us today.

 

Why choose SureCare when starting a business in home care?

Here at SureCare Franchising, we’ve helped many new business owners to set up and run their own operations, so they can bring home care services to people in their local communities.

For over 25 years, SureCare has been a leading figure in home care provisions for people of all ages and abilities across the country. Since starting life in 1994 as a local care provider in Chester, we’ve expanded on our knowledge, business acumen and shared experiences to bring our unique brand of support to other communities through our network of franchise operators.

SureCare is a family owned business with family values strongly at the heart of everything we do. We strive to provide supportive care and assistance for every one of our service users as if they were members of our own family, which helps to reassure those very close to them.

We presently operate in over 50 territories throughout the UK, and we’re continually reaching out to more areas with new franchisees joining our family all the time. It is thanks to our franchise operators that SureCare is fast becoming one of the country’s most recognised and reputable names in home care.

Joining the home care industry

There is currently a massive demand for more care providers throughout the UK because of our ageing population. Not only are more of us living longer, many people also want the freedom of enjoying their independence at home. Domiciliary home care allows people – typically older people and those with serious health conditions – to continue living at home as they receive vital support and assistance.

Some of the new franchisees that have joined SureCare in the past have had little previous experience of the care sector, but have been highly passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives. Whatever your background, you will receive extensive training and support from our Head Office team when you franchise with SureCare and begin your own home care business.

We’re interested in people capable of showing the right levels of dedication, drive and determination, alongside a commitment to care and compassion for others. With our franchising support, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge to run your operations and manage a team of care workers delivering the best quality of service, whether you’ve worked in healthcare before or not.

Why SureCare?

Domiciliary care isn’t the only service that SureCare offers to customers, though. Over the years, we have developed an extensive and flexible suite of services, including: live-in care, childcare and babysitting, dementia care, and even support for those with disabilities and complex personal needs.

Not only does this allow SureCare teams to reach out to more people around the country, it also means that multiple revenue streams are available to your business. This tried-and-tested business model has even helped some of our most recent franchisees to achieve a £1 million turnover within their first year.

Overall, SureCare is proud to be a people focused franchise, with proven systems that help you to grow a substantial and profitable business that provides quality home care and support for those who most need it. And just in case you needed any more convincing, SureCare is a proud member of the British Franchise Association, the UK Home Care Association and several of our franchisees received the Top 20 Award 2019 from Homecare.co.uk
 

If you’re looking to start your own business in the home care sector, speak to SureCare today about a potential franchising opportunity that can help you to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Call us on 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk and take the first step towards your new business in this highly lucrative market.

 

SureCare’s latest franchisees come to Batley & Wakefield

We’re excited to welcome two new franchise owners to the SureCare family. Following their one week induction course at our Chester head office, they’ll be bringing vital home care services to people in Batley & Wakefield.

Securing their exclusive territory within West Yorkshire, long-standing friends Wajjad Hussain and Sajjad Haider will lead the way for a team of care workers operating in Wakefield, Batley and the surrounding areas. Both gents come from backgrounds in delivering exceptional customer service, and their dedication to service users’ needs will be the key to their business’ success.

As more and more people across the country are turning toward receiving care at home, SureCare Batley & Wakefield will prove to be a vital lifeline for many in the area. Whether an older person in need of a helping hand, or somebody living with a disability requiring special assistance, this new SureCare team will strive to provide support right across the community.

Meet Wajjad and Sajjad

Both new franchisees are highly experienced and have achieved great successes in their respective careers through hard work and perseverance. Sajjad comes from a rewarding background in education, working within the tuition industry. He has also co-owned a highly reputable education centre in West Yorkshire alongside his sister, aiming to help people in the local community.

Wajjad has also experienced local triumphs in his ownership of a fully managed fitness centre in West Yorkshire, which boast more than 1,000 active members. Additionally, he has a strong background in digital marketing and this will be a crucial asset when advertising online and reaching out to new customers in the area.

Head office support

Just as with any of the franchisees in our network, Wajjad and Sajjad will receive the full support of our head office team as they progress their business. They’ll also benefit from regular interactions with two dedicated business development managers. These BDMs will be on hand to help with growth at SureCare Batley & Wakefield along with ensuring regulatory compliance with the CQC.

This week, both Wajjad and Sajjad have visited our head offices in Chester to attend a week-long induction course. Here we rigorously put them through their paces to bring them up to speed with the high quality standards that SureCare is renowned for up and down the country.


SureCare’s franchise recruitment manager, Josh Farrer, welcomes the new operators saying: “The team and I are delighted to welcome Sajjad and Wajjad to the SureCare family. I have spent a lot of time with them both recently and I knew from our initial meeting that they would be a perfect fit for our brand.”

“Both are already successful in their own right, but they made it clear to me at the beginning that they were keen to take on a new challenge within the care industry. Everyone at SureCare HQ will provide them with exceptional training and ongoing support to not only help them establish their new business but to ensure the continued growth and success in the future.”

SureCare’s latest franchisees come to Batley & Wakefield

More and more new business owners are turning to the home care industry to help people in their community. If you want to find out more about how SureCare can help you to start up your own operations in home care, call us on 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk today.

 

New operations start up in SureCare Wandsworth

The newest franchisee to join the SureCare family is getting ready to start bringing excellent home care services to people across the London Borough of Wandsworth.

New franchise owner Ishtiaq Shah joined SureCare earlier this month and is ready to begin overseeing operations for his own home care business. Like other SureCare franchisees, Ishtiaq will be supported by our team and wider network, but will be able to bring his own approach to offering care services in his local territory.

Over the coming weeks and months, he’ll be making considerable strides towards establishing his new branch of SureCare Wandsworth, building a team of care workers and reaching out to new customers in the area requiring services. Our business development managers will be with him every step of the way to ensure his new operations get off to a flying start.

About Ishtiaq

Having been self-employed for all of his working life, Ishtiaq is no stranger to the determination and dedication needed to manage his own business. His background has predominantly been in agriculture, cultivating land and growing crops with a large number of employees.

His lifelong experience has allowed him to develop the skills for managing a large team effectively and being able to deliver the right results at the right time. These transferrable skills will prove valuable in Ishtiaq’s running of his own home care business, so that his team of care workers always deliver a top quality service whenever and wherever it’s needed.

Franchising with SureCare

One of the key aspects of joining SureCare is that Ishtiaq and his team will benefit from a high level of support. SureCare’s operations team will be on hand to help out every step of the way, from an initial induction course to ongoing training and business development.

Thanks to SureCare’s tried and tested franchising model, we’ve helped many operators to set up and run their own businesses over the last 25 years. We’re extremely excited to see what the future holds for Ishtiaq and SureCare Wandsworth, and we look forward to supporting his journey with us.
 

If you’re thinking of starting your own business that makes a real difference in people’s lives, a franchising opportunity with SureCare could be right up your street. Call our team on 01244 321 199 or send an email to enquiries@surecare.co.uk to get the conversation started and see how we can help you.

 

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

 

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