Cost of investment cut, while extra features added to support package
Seniors Helping Seniors has made it easier for people without care experience to join the sector by reducing the cost of its franchise and enhancing the package of support on offer to new franchisees.
The business offers a service that matches seniors who would welcome some extra support at home with seniors who want to help them.
For new partners in the south east and east UK, the company’s franchise fee has been reduced from £25,000 to £20,000.
Franchisees benefit from full and in-person training and support on every aspect of the business, online training for the lifetime of their business, a step-by-step manual that explains how to set up and run the franchise, an award winning customer relationship management system plus 24/7 crisis management support and access to a press suite.
Christian Wilse, owner and manager of Seniors Helping Seniors UK, explains: “We came to the UK to disrupt the care sector and we take every opportunity to be different.
“Reducing our fee was the right thing to do to help people recover from the pandemic and we now provide hands-on help for our new franchisees to start their business.
“Seniors Helping Seniors tackles the two most important issues faced by an ageing population: elderly care and jobs for people as they age.
“We exclusively and conscientiously tackle both issues, which means every community needs a Seniors Helping Seniors - now more than ever.
“As lockdown eases, more families are choosing at-home care as their safest and cost effective choice.
“Our terms of business are unique, fit for purpose for the care people need today and our processes appeal to customers.
“Flat fees are fair and our award winning customer service helps people budget for the future, so demand is through the roof.”
As the franchise can be run from home and as the services Seniors Helping Seniors offer are out of scope of the Care Quality Commission, overheads are low, according to the company and profits are built on residual revenues.
“People want to take charge of their futures,” Christian adds. “Most want to use their skills to do good for others.
“We are receiving enquiries from very strong candidates who have no prior experience in care, which for us is a perfect scenario.”