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Care & Elderly Services
£100,000 to £120,000
£35,000 plus VAT
About Bridgewater Home Care
Bridgewater Home Care is a multi-award winning, relationship-focused provider of high-quality care and support to older and vulnerable adults living in their own homes.
After experiencing difficulties finding reliable and high-quality care in his personal life, franchise owner and founder, Phil Eckersley, began his journey into social care in 2010. With a passion to transform the way in which care at home is delivered, it felt like a calling to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2021, Bridgewater Home Care franchised its business model to give people the opportunity to begin their own journey in care and enable others across the country to access the same high-quality, reliable service that they provide.
As a homecare.co.uk ‘UK Top 20 Home Care Provider’, Bridgewater Home Care ensures that all users of its service receive a high-quality experience, whether that be the client, its team of dedicated care specialists, or those in the local community who work with the company – everyone is valued and supported as part of the Bridgewater family.
Bridgewater Home Care is first and foremost an experienced provider of care. It provides a service that truly begins with the individual and focuses on enhancing the quality of life of both the client receiving care and their family members. Services range from simple companionship and home help to personal care and more specialist complex and live-in care.
Paramount to the quality of the service are its three brand values of quality, reliability and trust, with the aim to exceed expectations, always.
Having recently been awarded regional ‘Game Changer’, the focus of the franchise is to enable franchise partners to achieve their own professional and personal goals through a trusted and successful UK-developed business model, all whilst providing a service that truly enhances the lives of others.
What makes Bridgewater Home Care stand apart from others in the social care sector is its culture. As a young, vibrant and dynamic franchise, it is offering a game-changing opportunity in the sector by providing an exciting and sustainable business model, built with a family-focused, supportive culture of like-minded people.
What does Bridgewater Home Care do differently?
Along with the support from a dynamic and professional network, the franchise model provides those wanting to start their own business in care with everything you need so you can focus on growth and long-term sustainability.
A business model designed specifically for the UK market
The business model has been built to suit the needs and complexities of the UK market with years of experience testing and challenging the model in different areas with different demographics. Being a UK-based franchise, the brand is able to react quickly and effectively to local challenges in the marketplace.
Built with the franchisee in mind
The franchise model is built with a focus on your success, not just the franchisor. Bridgewater Home Care has a market-leading package where the core operational systems and online CRM are included within the monthly service fee. This offers huge savings to you.
The goal of Bridgewater Home Care is to enable franchise partners to focus on what’s important – growing the business!
A focus on long-term financial sustainability of the network
The Bridgewater Home Care franchise model is built for long-term profitability and sustainability. The business model gives you the tools to achieve this. There is a rigorous vetting process for new franchisees which gives franchise partners assurances that all those who join the network will be of the highest quality.
“We are building a supportive franchise network to grow successful and profitable businesses that will continue to serve our growing elderly population long into the future,” says Phil Eckersley, founder and owner.
An employer of choice
Being a multi-award-winning company, the success over the years speaks volumes for the credibility and reputation of the business. The Bridgewater Home Care brand is something franchise partners can feel truly proud to be a part of.
Being awarded ‘Best Employer in Care’ and ‘Employer of the Year’ reinforces how successful Bridgewater Home Care have been in attracting and retaining talent in the social care market.
What is Bridgewater Home Care looking for in a franchisee?
The Bridgewater Home Care franchise has a rigorous approach when accepting prospective franchise partners into the Bridgewater family. It is looking for those who are passionate and committed to providing high-quality care in the community and are empathetic leaders. If you have a desire to make a difference in the world, you might find that you are a great fit for Bridgewater Home Care.
So, what attributes do Bridgewater Home Care look for in its franchise partners?
• A positive, compassionate outlook
• A sincere passion to deliver excellent care
• A desire to make a positive change in the community
• A strong attribute of cooperative leadership
• A drive to grow the business and the brand
Bridgewater Home Care is extremely passionate about the brand and places huge importance on the quality and professionalism of the franchise partners it recruits. After all, the strength of the brand is dependent on the quality of those who represent it.
Bridgewater Home Care does not have a ‘parent and child’ relationship with franchise partners but has an outlook where you are considered business partners working together with the franchise to achieve the goals of the whole network.
As a management franchise, you do not need prior experience in care to become a franchise partner. It is important, however, that you share the ethos and values of Bridgewater Home Care and are a good fit for the culture of the business.
With over 200 territories available around the country and a pioneer programme for the first three franchisees, now couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Bridgewater family!
How does Bridgewater Home Care support and train you?
The Bridgewater Home Care network prides itself in providing a supportive and inclusive culture, known famously as its Bridgewater family.
As part of the Bridgewater family, you can expect unrivalled support, both in the early stages of launching your business and ongoing continuous support and development.
The training and support are broken down into three different stages to help you gain the most out of your experience and ensure you are well prepared for getting your own business up and running.
The initial stage is to meet during a one-to-one Discovery Session which enables you to learn more about the business and meet the owner of the franchise, Phil Eckersley. Along with exploring the opportunity in more detail, this stage allows you to decide if Bridgewater Home Care is right for you.
Crossing the bridge
The next exciting stage of the process is to delve deeper into the business processes and, with direct assistance from the franchise owner, develop your business plan to understand how your business will operate.
You will be offered guidance from the wider franchise support team to enable you to explore various aspects of the business, such as finance, marketing, operations, training, and recruitment.
Launching your business
Once you have crossed the bridge, there will be a wealth of information and support at your disposal.
You will receive:
• A one-week intensive training programme
• A marketing pack with a variety of items
• Local branded website set-up
• Social media set-up
• Recruitment support
• IT infrastructure set-up
…and much more!
The great thing about the Bridgewater Home Care franchise network is that having fun is just as much a part of the process as learning and if you need any further training or advice, additional support where required is on hand.
How much will a Bridgewater Home Care franchise cost?
Pioneer programme – eligible for the first three franchise partners to join the network
Entry fee: £17,500-plus VAT
Entry fee: £35,000-plus VAT
What locations are available?
Bridgewater Home Care currently operates from three successful pilot locations – Wigan, Warrington and Bolton in the North West of England.
The franchise has ambitious goals for the future of the brand and is excited to expand across the country, enabling more families to access the high quality, reliable care and support they so very much need and deserve.
There are currently 200 territories available across the country.
Bridgewater Home Care focuses its generous territory areas around striking a balance between various demographics within the area and the ability to achieve a sustainable market presence. The way territories are created gives you the best chance to grow your business healthily and sustainably in your desired territory with the greatest impact.
Whether you’re based in the suburbs, a city centre, a small village in the countryside or by the sea – there will be a franchise territory to suit you.
What are the terms of the franchise agreement?
The franchise agreement is a five-year term with the option to extend to a further five years.
What makes Bridgewater Home Care a good investment?
Bridgewater Home Care is trailblazing in the care franchise arena by offering a franchise that is built with the franchisee in mind. For a highly competitive initial franchise fee and low monthly service charge, franchise partners benefit greatly from a market-leading CRM with core operational systems being included in the monthly service charge.
With profitability and sustainability being built into the business model, Bridgewater Home Care franchisees can feel assured of a successful and exciting future as part of the Bridgewater family.
What is the future of the care industry?
The need for high-quality home care services is evident now more than ever. In an ageing population with increasing numbers of those owning their own homes, there are huge opportunities for private care at home. Many wish to stay in their own home for as long as possible, so supporting those wishing to remain independent, whilst having a focus on improving quality of life, will see higher demand increase.
Residential care is now no longer seen as a viable option for many families in the UK – the alternative? High-quality, relationship-focused care at home, delivered by professionals that family members can trust. This is, in essence, the Bridgewater way. The business provides a virtually recession- and pandemic-proof opportunity that is relatively well protected from fluctuations in the economy.
• By 2030, over 6 million older people will be living with a long-term illness
• By 2025, 1 million people (most of those 50-plus) will be living with a form of dementia
• By 2041, there will be over 3 million people aged 95 and over
• 23 per cent of the UK is currently 60-plus, rising to 30 per cent over 65 by 2036.
The challenges and opportunities within the health and social care industry are widely known, how successful a business can be in the sector is highly dependent on the quality of the team and systems. Why leave it to chance?
How do I start setting up my own Bridgewater Home Care franchise?
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