Internet searches for care worker jobs soared by 144% in the lockdown, and our franchisees are set to benefit from the renewed interest and recognition of the work care workers provide to the community.
"We have seen an increase in applications for carer roles, and we have taken on new staff which is good news for the communities we serve, but also for our franchisees," says Sally Graham, founder of Avant Homecare.
"A shortage of people wanting to take on carer roles has been an issue across the whole care sector, but the pandemic has brought with it a greater appreciation of the work that carers do, and increased interest in our carer careers.
“This is good news for our franchisees, who are delighted to welcome new recruits to their teams, which will strengthen still further our services to the communities we serve."
Avant franchisees manage teams delivering services ranging from personal care to shopping and dog walking. "The increase in demand is set to continue, so we are keen to hear from prospective new franchisees," says Sally.
You need no previous experience in the care sector to become an Avant Homecare franchisee, because Avant provides the business model, support and training you need. Strong interpersonal skills and an empathy with the support vulnerable people need to stay safe and secure with a quality home care service are vital.
Sally says: "You bring your passion for providing exceptional care, the ability to communicate confidently with customers and their families, and to inspire your team.
"We provide you with the practical benefits of years of successful experience in the care sector, to help you build a multi-territory, multimillion-pound business that really makes a difference.”
As a franchisee Sally built her own care franchise into a £12million turnover business before selling it to set up Avant.
The Avant Homecare franchise package includes:
Training, support, coaching and mentoring to set up, launch, grow and manage your business
Support to recruit and train a passionate, quality-focused team
All policies and procedures to help you run and deliver an exceptional home care service, with ongoing updates and advice on any legislative changes
A dedicated and vastly experienced senior management team
The investment required to start an Avant Homecare franchise is £25,500 + VAT plus working capital, and Avant will help you prepare your business plan and with any funding applications.