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Franchising FAQs

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When thinking about franchising, it’s normal to have a few queries, questions or concerns.

These can range from whether franchising is the right decision for you to the practical elements of the procedure. Below you’ll find many of the frequently asked questions we receive about franchising to help you understand a little more about how franchising with SureCare works.

 

This is a franchise which provides care services to older people, people with learning disabilities and to children and their families so that they can remain living in their own homes. We offer a wide range of services including, personal care, companionship and housekeeping.

A SureCare franchise is a management franchise so no previous care experience is required. Our franchise owners have come from many different sectors such as leisure and tourism, teaching, nursing, and I.T. We look for good people skills and management experience. We will help you to employ a registered care manager who is responsible for the day to day care operations whilst you will be responsible for growing and managing the business.

One of the great things about joining SureCare is that you will learn how to run a business with the help and support from people who know the care business inside out.

A number of SureCare franchises in the UK turnover in excess of a £1 million. As with any franchise, success is due to the hard work and dedication of the franchisee.

The SureCare business model has been developed with modern ideas, systems and procedures to thrive in both current and future markets. We operate in a market worth £20 billion per year. Everyone knows someone who needs care so you can build the business as big as you want it to be!

We would expect an established successful office to achieve a net profit (before franchisee’s earnings and costs) of around 15% – 20%.

A SureCare franchise costs £36,000 + VAT however we estimate an investment requirement of between £70,000 – £95,000 which includes your working capital and the franchise fee. Working Capital covers the operating cost prior to breakeven. The service charge is 5% of monthly revenues.

We enjoy close relationships with all the high street banks that will loan you up to 70% of the total investment required. We will work with you to prepare a viable business plan. Our partners include HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and RBS.

  • Franchise licence, operating system and manuals
  • Initial marketing materials
  • National and local PR programmes
  • Intensive training programme
  • Registered Care Manager recruitment
  • Support in finding a suitable office and negotiating terms
  • Training materials
  • Registration and membership of regulatory and industry bodies
  • First Year Payroll service
  • First year UKHCA membership

We support franchise by setting incremental month-by-month targets that aim to achieve a break-even point at around month 9 following CQC registration. This can be done sooner and depends on individual franchise performance.

After signing your franchise agreement, the next stage is for a SureCare business development manager to support you through the national regulator’s registration process. Depending on the regulator, this can take up to six months from signing your SureCare franchise agreement.

Call us on 01244 321 199 or fill in our online enquiry form. We will then send you our full information pack before giving you a follow up call to answer any questions you may have about a franchise opportunity with SureCare.

 

Testimonials

"I have worked in Care Sector as a Senior Social Worker over 16 years and I am therefore fully aware that the compliance, quality assurance and legislative framework are very complex and time consuming. I chose a SureCare franchise to tackle time consuming issues so that I am able to concentrate on business development, relationship building, market growth and staff training. I now have more than 109 service users and, with the support of SureCare, our weekly hours have more than tripled in 18 months and we are looking to double them again by summer 2017."

Sami Haider, Southend

"I don’t come from a care background, but became interested in running a business in this sector after caring for my grandfather. I saw how difficult it is for older people to continue to live on their own without day-to-day support. I like the ethos of SureCare, which is all about providing clients with the highest possible quality of care. It allows me to run my own successful business while also giving back to the community."

Amrit Dhaliwal, Oxfordshire