Promedica24 franchisee Tahira Rahman is setting the bar high for care in Harrogate and York
Despite having a successful career, Tahira Rahman wanted something more for herself and her family. When she found Promedica24, it prompted Tahira to reassess many things on a personal and professional level.
She explains: “The opportunity to combine a profitable, in demand business with a service that makes a difference in people’s lives was too good to miss. I have big ambitions for my business and the impact we’ll have in the community.”
Tahira has been running her Promedica24 franchise in Harrogate and York since July 2016. A successful and highly respected family law solicitor, she is no stranger to the emotional decisions of those experiencing turmoil or in a vulnerable position.
She saw her passion for providing a top quality and ethical service at a time of great need mirrored in the Promedica24 franchise.
Promedica24 is Europe’s largest provider of specialist live in care. It offers a 24-hour live in care service as an alternative to residential care homes. Franchisees operate at the heart of their local communities as ambassadors for care. Their role is to educate and introduce health care professionals, and the families of those in need, to the services offered by Promedica24.
Having experienced poor service when trying to arrange care for her own father, Tahira was keen to understand exactly how and why the Promedica24 model was different.
She says: “My father had been ill prior to his death. He didn’t want to go into a home and when he was being assessed by a social worker, the quality of carers available was terrible.
“In the end I looked after him, which was hard both physically and emotionally. I wish I had known about live in care at the time, as it would have been a blessing. I know there are hundreds of people out there in the same position and I’m both determined and proud to help them.”
Promedica24 has identified the biggest barrier to growth in any UK care company is the availability of quality care staff. Unlike other care franchises, responsibility for delivery of care does not sit with the franchisee, but with Promedica24.
The company finds and recruits staff for you and deals with all regulatory guidelines and compliance. This approach frees you up to do what you do best - build and run a successful, profitable and rewarding business.
“This business gives me the opportunity to build a secure financial future and a legacy for my son, while at the same time making a difference in people’s lives,” Tahira says. “I feel very privileged to be able to say that.”