UK’s No.1 Home Care Franchise Opportunity
Clarity Homecare is the UK’s No.1 Home Care Franchise Opportunity
It may simply be that you have a desire to own and operate you own business or, having needed care for a family member and felt there must be a better experience available, wanted to provide it yourself to meet the demand and provide that experience to your local community.
Whatever the reason that has led you this far in researching your own franchise business, let us tell you more about how a Clarity Homecare franchise can turn your aspirations into reality.
Our Homecare Business Model
We are a family-owned business where the ethos is to provide care in the way we would like our family, or indeed ourselves, to be looked after in years to come. We have delivered in excess of 35,000 weekly care visits, before starting our franchise network. We have carried out every aspect of Homecare ourselves and have learnt from our mistakes. We have developed systems that with your hard work and our support, will guarantee the business model works.
We train and support you to provide a wide range of personal, domestic, rehabilitation and social care services to enhance the lives of people living at home, as well as offering the ability to supply agency staff for the NHS, Nursing & Residential Homes.
We help our franchisees work with Local Authorities and the NHS, where they are seen as a strategic partner in helping commissioning teams meet the rapidly emerging shift in demand for homecare services as an alternative to residential care.
Around 2.7 million older people living in the UK require care services. However 38% have said that they do not receive the social care they need. In the same report by Age UK (2020), it was also found that the COVID-19 pandemic had a large role to play in the impact it has had on those needing homecare services. 33-43% of older people have found everyday tasks such as climbing stairs, showering, tidying their house and going for a short walk, much more difficult due to the reduction in care because of the pandemic.
There is a substantial, growing market for homecare and related services in the UK. A report issued by Age UK in July 2019 states that the number of elderly people (aged 65 and over) is estimated to increase by 49% between 2017 and 2040 (from 10 million to 14.9 million).
By 2040, one in four people will be 65 or over. This presents a substantial demand for our business model.
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Our packages of care can include:
We are looking to establish Franchises throughout the UK. The benefit of a franchise is partnering with a national brand and benefitting from their support and experience to follow a model that lets you profitably deliver homecare to your local market by a locally owned and operated team.
Previous experience of the care sector is certainly useful however comprehensive training will be provided across the range of services that we offer.
We will also offer support and guidance on recruiting and training the qualified staff that you will need to operate your own care business.
The cost of our Franchise is £16,000 +VAT.
In addition, you will need various equipment, which we can supply at an additional cost, please request details of the options available. You will also need working capital of at least £25,000.
I chose Clarity Homecare as they were the only Franchisor giving me the flexibility to focus solely on care delivery and growth, whilst they took care of all the back-office systems, such as payroll, invoicing etc., including my year end accounts.
They clearly know their sector and their management team’s experience was invaluable in supporting me through CQC registration and the set-up of my new business.
Clarity Homecare provide proactive marketing and recruitment support, including a locally tailored social media presence, to help identify and engage with potential carers.
Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of domiciliary / home care?
Often decisions about our loved-one’s care are made in haste as a result of having to react to circumstances the family are suddenly faced with. As we know almost 3 in 4 people would rather spend their time in their own home when growing old, we believe it’s important to initiate a conversation sooner rather than later to help a more seamless introduction of care in the recipient’s life. Being prepared means having a choice and planning ahead. Identifying and addressing the care needs, providing a supportive solution before it’s needed is the best way to avoid this. We’re here to help you do that.
Why is home care good for my family?
Primarily, you want to maintain the strength of a relationship that’s always been enjoyed. Time spent with your loved ones in their old age should be memorable and enjoyable, not resentful. Choosing a high quality, trusted home care provider removes a great deal of the stress surrounding long term decision-making for your loved ones and home care is the least expensive arrangement compared to care delivered in a residential setting.
Is home care the right thing for you to be considering?
There are a number of consideration about care for your family member that have perhaps led you to research it further, you may be: struggling to provide support yourself due to time, work, a lack of proximity to your loved one, or other pressures, you may prefer their time spent with you to be sociable, needing a break from the time you spend looking after their needs, concerned about the long term costs associated with residential care? If one or a number of these strike a chord, then home care may well be the right option for your family.
What types of care services do you offer?
We offer a wide range of care services that will be of valuable help to you and your wider family in looking after your loved-one. A full listing of how we can help can be found by visiting our ‘Services’.
Is home care more expensive than a residential care home?
The benefit you have in maintaining control on the costs for home care is to ensure the care plan is covering the bespoke requirements you have for your loved-one’s care. You can therefore decide the level of care and support you need rather than paying a care home provider to fund care which is shared across many individuals. When considering it in those terms, home care makes for a preferential investment than residential care.
How do I arrange care provision with Clarity Homecare?
Contact the friendly and helpful teams at one of our Clarity Homecare offices [use hyperlink to locations page] and we can arrange a complimentary consultation and review to visit you and discuss how Clarity Homecare can work for you. We are happy to visit you at the care recipient’s home and once we have decided on the best course of action and you’ve reviewed the care plan, we can take everything on from there.
What happens if I feel there needs to be amends made to the care package?
Having done this for over 26 years, we’re aware that people’s care needs very often change. We therefore understand that the care requirements may need reviewing from time to time. To support this, we carry out reviews on a regular basis and why we are pleased to hear from members of the immediate family about effective methods for delivering the care service for their relative.
Is there anything that Carers are unable to do?
Due to their medical nature, our Carers are not able to give injections or change sterile dressings. Please also bear in mind that we cannot carry out tasks which are likely to cause risk to either the care recipient or to our Carer. Tasks will be agreed with you in advance as part of the care plan. Any changes to the plan can be discussed with your local team.
Will the same Carer always be available to deliver the care plan?
This will largely be determined by the dependency the care recipient has and on how many care visits are planned each week to provide this support. Please be aware that we very rarely have just one care assistant assigned to a particular customer however we will aim to have well-matched Carers allocated to your loved-one. As you can appreciate, we must manage the time where the Carer may be away on holiday or unwell, however we do try to keep the number of your care assistants to an absolute minimum.
How can I be reassured about our security and that of our home?
Every member of our care teams has been through a rigorous vetting procedure before they start working with us including a DBS check. In addition, all staff will always be in uniform and carry a personalised identification card which shows their name, photograph and signature.
How do I pay for my care?
This can vary depending on how where the source of the enquiry was received. Using the example of it being directly with yourself, then we will send you an invoice once a fortnight/month. If you wish to pay by standing order just let us know.
Please get in touch with your local office as the payment methods may vary.
How much do the services cost and can I get help with paying for them?
We will put together a detailed care plan for each customer which, as well as setting out the care to be delivered, also shows the weekly costs. Some people will be entitled to assistance with the cost of their care either from their local Social Services office or via other Government grants.
What safeguards do I have?
Clarity Homecare is registered with the local registration body in each country in which we operate. These bodies set the minimum standards by which we operate, however in every case we seek to exceed these minimum standards by a significant margin. These bodies have standards which set out how we should operate. We also carry Public Liability insurance (£10million).