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FAQ's

Why invest in a Home Care business?

The need for our services is self-evident. According to recent reports, the proportion aged 85 and over is projected to double over the next 25 years. There are 85 people aged 65 and over for every 1,000 people of “traditional working age”. By 2036 over 30% of the population will be over the age of 65 giving you a huge opportunity to develop a successful franchise business. 

Why Bridgewater Home Care?

Bridgewater Home Care is a well-established brand with over 10 years of experience in the health and social care sector. Established in 2010, the company seeks to expand its presence in the market place through a network of strong, passionate and committed franchisees.

Bridgewater Home Care are not only renowned for the quality of care delivered, but the excellent working conditions for their care team. This has been recognised after an independent survey carried out by Smith + Henderson rated the Employee Satisfaction at 98%. In addition Bridgewater Home Care has won a number of prestigious awards, which include: The Smith & Henderson Best Employer in Care 2017; North West E3 Business Awards 2017– Best Employer, High Growth Business of the Year, Special Achievement award ; Employer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year at the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019 and most recently Trainer of the Year Award at the North West GB Care Awards 2019.

We are looking for motivated people who share our values, are passionate about business and have a strong desire to make a difference in the local community by providing the highest quality of care and support to vulnerable adults in their own homes.

You may have already succeeded as a leader, manager, professional, teacher or entrepreneur but are ready for a change and want to develop your own successful business. 

Becoming a Franchise Partner with us not only offers you the chance to own a business founded on quality with an excellent reputation and market leading practices, it gives you the opportunity to own a franchise business that offers excellent value for money.

Rewards of Franchising

Operating a Bridgewater Home Care franchise not only offers financial rewards but can give you huge job satisfaction. You can be working with a breadth of organisations and individuals with a variety of different challenges and needs. You will be helping others in your local community by providing an excellent service, consistently. There is never a dull moment. 

Bridgewater Home Care is a home-grown UK owned company with a model developed specifically for the UK care market, so you know your business will be well positioned for success.

Training and Support

As a Bridgewater Home Care Franchisee you will be provided with a week long intensive training programme before you start your journey with us.  There will be a lot to take in over the initial franchisee training programme, that is why we provide any follow up support you may need as standard.

We are here to build a community of highly motivated, compassionate individuals who will support the positive growth of the brand as a Bridgewater Home Care Franchisee.  The training and support you receive will ensure that you never feel alone when running your franchise office.

Do Franchisees need experience in the Care Sector?

Franchisees can come from a broad range of backgrounds, be it from the care industry or simply those passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in their local community.

We are looking for motivated people who share our values, are passionate about business and have a strong desire to make a difference in the local community by providing the highest quality of care and support to vulnerable adults in their own homes.

What are we looking for in our Franchisees?
  • Full time commitment to the business
  • A drive to grow the business continuously
  • To be an ambassador of the Bridgewater Home Care brand
  • Be passionate about delivering the highest quality of care at all times
  • To be an effective and compassionate leader
  • To follow the Bridgewater Home Care business model
  • To be a partner in the Bridgewater Home Care Franchise support network
  • Work hard and have fun!
Bridgewater Home Care Franchise Package

Bridgewater Home Care will provide you with everything you require to start, operate and develop a successful business:

  • A brand with an excellent reputation
  • Being a part of a supportive community
  • Ability to be trading within weeks of agreement, reducing cash flow burden
  • Marketing Portal and Brand Guide
  • Full Operations and Business Process Manual
  • Access to a specialist knowledge base of over 50 years’ experience
  • Use of a market leading Care Management system
  • Your own local, branded website
  • Access to trusted suppliers at discounted rates
  • A GDPR compliant IT cloud-based infrastructure solution
  • An award-winning brand, recognised for being an employer of choice and an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme
  • …and much more!

The initial franchise fee is £35,000 (exc. VAT) with an on-going service fee of 5% (exc. VAT) with the anticipated minimum investment required being £80,000, inclusive of the initial franchise fee. 

Finance is available through the major banks or through third parties. We are happy to discuss the various finance options with you and point you in the right direction. We have a favourable relationship with the banks and other financial institutions to assist you with acquiring the necessary funding. 

 

What marketing support is provided for franchisees?
  • A Marketing Portal and Brand Guide
  • Use of a market leading care management system
  • Your own local, branded website
  • Brand compliant print materials
  • Networking and community engagement guidance
  • Support from a trusted marketing agency
  • Social media and SEO guidance
Does Bridgwater Home care help with regulatory and legislative compliance?

Yes, our support team will help you:

  • Maintain Bridgewater Home Care quality standards
  • Conform to, and exceed, CQC Regulatory requirements
  • Work in line with Bridgewater Home Care Policies and Procedures
  • Stay within employment law
  • Meet GDPR compliance requirements
Does a Bridgewater Home Care Franchise cover an exclusive Territory?

Yes, you will have your own exclusive Territory upon signing of the Franchise Agreement and payment of the Franchisee Fee.

Where do Bridgewater Home Care clients come from?

Many clients find Bridgewater Home Care through research online and community referral.  With a tried and tested marketing and community engagement process we will support you to ensure that you achieve your growth goals.

Can I Run a Bridgewater Home Care Franchise from home?

A Bridgewater Home Care Franchise is a very community focused enterprise.  It is very important that a Franchisee is keen on engaging with others and developing good relationships in the community.  A small office location would be required to enable you to run your business effectively and meet CQC requirements.

How to Apply

If you feel like a Bridgewater Home Care is right for you then please do feel free to get in touch with us by any of the below methods.

01942 215 888

franchise@bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk

1 Beecham Court, Wigan WN3 6PR



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If you would like more information on a Bridgewater Home Care franchise take a look at our Franchise Prospectus.

Once we have established that you may be the right person for a Bridgewater Home Care Franchise we will invite you to one of our Franchise Discovery Days which gives you an opportunity to visit us and learn more about our organisation.

Once both parties have carried out due diligence you will then be in a position to buy your own Bridgewater Home Care Franchise territory.