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Care & Elderly Services
PerCurra was established in Nottingham in 2008 by Gill Heppell, an experienced nurse and businesswoman. Her aim was to create a company that supplied support to clients in their homes so that they could continue to live at home and as independently as possible.
As a home care business, the company places emphasis on reliability, passion, excellence and focus in those who provide services on its behalf. These values, an emphasis on outcomes, and innovation are what Per Curra believe set them apart from other home care agencies and have resulted in the company winning several Chamber of Commerce Business and the Great British Care Awards.
Care is provided to customers in their own homes when they want it, and the company endeavours to provide carers that clients trust and like so that a relationship can be built. Customers have the option to chose times, duration, frequency, and carer in order to meet their unique needs.
The services offered by PerCurra
The overall objective of Per Curra and its franchisees is to change lives everyday by delivering home care services that enable clients to live their life their way. To this end the company offers:
Daily Living Support: assistance with everyday tasks such as washing and ironing, cleaning, shopping, cooking, screening calls and visitors, collecting prescriptions, and caring for pets.
Personal Care: sensitive and discreet assistance with day-to-day personal activities such as bathing, personal grooming, dressing, feeding, incontinence care, and care for those convalescing or suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Learning Disability Support: the objective is to build independence and self-confidence through outings, holidays, group activities, companionship, and personal care services.
Live-in Support: this service is for those who require 24-hour care or feel insecure or anxious on their own. The range of services is the same as with daily living support but are provided be a live-in carer.
Hospital-to-home Support: the aim is to ease the return home by visiting the client pre-discharge, paying bills, light housework, companionship and support after discharge, collecting and dispensing medication, shopping, and food preparation.
Respite Care: a trained carer will step in when the regular carer needs some time to rest and relax.
Holidays: help with finding a suitable destination and the right mode of travel and accommodation and – if necessary – company from one of the PerCurra carers while the client is away.
While these are the standard services, each client is unique and therefore specific services can be designed around their needs.
How does a PerCurra franchise work?
As a franchisee you can operate under Per Curra brand and offer tailor-made and award-winning care services to adults with health, mental health, physical or learning disabilities in your community so that they can continue to live in their own homes. In addition to selling them to individuals, some local authorities also make use of the services provided by the company.
Franchise holders change and improve the lives – and quality of life – of their clients and their own.
How to become a PerCurra franchisee
In order to begin the process of being considered as a PerCurra Franchisee, simply fill in the ‘Enquire now’ form on this page. One of their staff will contact you to discuss the matter further.
How much will I need to invest to become a PerCurra franchisee?
The minimum investment amount for a franchise is £32,500 + VAT. The company does, however, have relationships with several lenders who are prepared to offer start-up finance to suitable candidates.
What will I get from for my investment?
In exchange for your PerCurra franchise fee you will receive:
Training: you will receive six months comprehensive training that is designed specifically for your needs. This will take place both at head office and in your office and area.
Support: you will receive assistance and advice in developing business in your allocated territory. In addition, you will be given ongoing support as you launch your business.
Development: you will have access to a dedicated recruiter to assist you to recruit staff when you are ready to expand.
Supplies: you will receive information, materials, and systems to help you run your franchise.
Common questions about a PerCurra franchise
Do I need experience?
Although experience in the care industry or caring professions is desirable, it is not essential. However, potential Per Curra Franchisees must share the values of the company, be passionate about the work, and be committed to excellence.
In addition, the company looks for individuals who are caring and compassionate by nature, have some management experience, have business awareness, possess strong communication skills, are motivated and driven to succeed, and have the ability and willingness to follow the company’s systems and model.
Do I have to pay anything monthly?
Yes. There is a 6.5 per cent management service fee.
Where does PerCurra operate?
There are currently four offices: Nottingham (head office), Grantham and Newark, Southend, and Borehamwood. However, the company is committed to extending its presence throughout the UK.
Will I be able to get an area of my choice?
Although opportunities are available throughout the UK, if you are interested in a specific area you would have to enquire directly with the franchisor.
Is income guaranteed?
Income is not guaranteed in any business venture and this franchise is no exception. The franchisee must implement the training, system, and model and put in the effort and work in order to succeed.
Do I need to do my own marketing?
PerCurra provides an ongoing, effective national sales and marketing campaign that includes social media activity. Also, each franchise receives dedicated pages on the company’s website. Of course, word-of-mouth is always an excellent source of promotion and marketing so ensuring all your clients are happy and well cared for is very important and valuable.
What is not included when I purchase a franchise?
Most franchisees, at least initially, operate from a home-based office. Any associated costs are for your own account. This also applies to all costs if a franchisee opts to acquire office space.
Is this the best franchise of its type in the UK?
PerCurra states that their proven business model, growing market and demand for these types of services, limited financial risk, breadth of services, multiple awards, the support they provide to their franchisees, the fact that franchisees receive both financial and emotional rewards, and their strong reputation are all evidence of the robustness and value of the franchise.
For more information, use the enquire now form on this page to get in touch with the franchisor.
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PerCurra offers a range of home care services to adults who...£32,500 Minimum Investment