The company is a global leader in the home care market with more than 350 local offices situated across the world. It provides high quality care and companionship to seniors and adults in the comfort of their own home. Carefully trained and friendly carers provide help with a wide range of tasks including housework, shopping, cooking meals, washing and physical assistance as well as personal care.
Ken Deary, UK managing director and master licence owner, said: “We have built our reputation on providing exceptional levels of service and a highly personalised approach closely tailored to our clients’ needs. Everything we do is designed around the client to ensure their dignity, independence and personal choices are respected. We are a business but we put care standards before profit, which is not always the case in the care industry as a whole.”
He added: “This is the ideal opportunity for someone looking for a management franchise which can make a real difference to people’s lives whilst providing a financially rewarding business. With the UK’s elderly population growing at an exponential rate, there are an increasing number of people needing care and assistance to continue living independently at home. Our aim is to be the leading provider of the highest quality, personalised care at home services in the UK. Currently we have a network of 20 local franchise offices in the UK and we are looking to expand this significantly by moving into key areas of Scotland such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and Stirling as well as Northern Ireland.”
Franchisees do not need to have previous experience of the care sector, as each office recruits a locally-experienced, well-qualified registered manager who is responsible for recruiting, training and retaining the best carers in the business. The franchise package includes virtually everything the franchise owner needs to get their business up and running including a quality PC, an online operational resources centre, bespoke scheduling software and localised website, as well as a comprehensive stock of tailored marketing materials.
However, perhaps more importantly, Right at Home offers industry-leading training and mentoring to equip the franchise owner with all the business and operational skills needed to successfully run their own home care business. The back-up and support of an international and British Franchise Association accredited franchise, ensures franchisees benefit from many years of industry and franchising experience and provides a fantastic platform for the right franchise partners to grow and develop their own successful Right at Home business.
|Tim Haigh, first UK franchisee|
Someone who is already reaping the benefits is Tim Haigh, who was Right at Home’s first UK franchisee. With his home care agency’s reputation well-established in the Sutton and Epsom communities he is now billing more than 700 hours a week and his annualised turnover is set to exceed £600,000.
Tim, a former head of communications for a UK publishing company, commented: “The care sector held a particular appeal because I’d always had a strong internal drive to help people and there is an obvious and huge potential to grow a successful home care business in the UK right now.”
He added, “I’ve also no doubt that Right at Home is going to be the UK’s leading home care franchise within the next 5 to 10 years and I want to be part of that success.”
The total investment required for the Right at Home franchise (including initial franchise fee and working capital) will be in the region of £80,000-£100,000. The franchise agreement is for a 10 year renewable term.