50 new jobs to be created with care home venture?

Ken Deary, UK managing director of Right at Home.

Ken Deary, UK managing director of Right at Home.

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Up to 50 jobs could be created as a home care venture with a difference moves into East Lancashire.

Care home boss Ken Deary, who owns Albert House in Colne, wants to start a branch of Right at Home, which provides support for the elderly and adults with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in their own homes

He linked up with the leading American care provider Right at Home last January to open the UK’s first branch in Preston. This has been a great success, employing more than 25 staff, and recently delivered over 800 hours of care to 50 clients in one week.

Now Ken wants to hear from budding entrepreneurs with a heart who are interested in setting up a franchise covering the Clitheroe and Pendle areas.

He said: “I realised a residential home is not always the answer and that individuals can remain in their own home for a lot longer if they receive quality companionship and personal care from a company they can trust.

“Right at Home’s care and the way we approach our business is of the very highest standard. We have two unique aspects. Firstly, we will always try to be on time. If we are providing 60 minutes of care, we stay for the full time. Secondly, we try to provide the same carers all the time, so there’s a lasting relationship with the client.”

Ken, UK managing director, is seeking individuals who want to run their own business and have a genuine interest in their local community.

“You don’t need a social care background – we will provide the training and ongoing support – but you do need the ability to manage people and the desire to provide the highest levels of quality care.

“The rewards are the satisfaction of making a difference to people’s lives and the financial success which comes from outstanding execution.”

In Preston, more than 25 carers carry out a wide range of tasks, including preparing meals, grooming, bathing, companionship and light household duties, with visits ranging from just one hour to 24-hour-a-day care, respite and holiday cover.

Other areas earmarked for offices are the Fylde Coast, the Lancaster area and West Lancashire including Southport, creating over 200 jobs across Lancashire.

Right at Home, which began in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1995, has more than 200 offices worldwide. The company aims to set up 100 offices in the UK over the next 10 years, creating more than 5,000 jobs at a time when they are most needed.

To open an office needs around £29,500 plus Vat and working capital. Anyone interested should e-mail: franchising@right athomeUK