Caremark is a domiciliary care franchise which offers care and support services to individuals within their own homes and their local communities.
Caremark is now in its fifth year of trading and is continuing to grow at an impressive rate in its demanding marketplace. Now with over 60 offices in the UK and Ireland, Caremark is established in its reputation for excellence and quality which continues to strengthen as the network grows. There are now over 1,600 people employed across the network, providing support services to over 2,000 clients - driven by the passion and determination of Kevin Lewis, Founder and Managing Director of Caremark Ltd. Kevin's experience in the industry started 20 years ago when he launched what is now the UK's biggest domiciliary care provider, an ambition he has the determination to exceed with Caremark. The most significant difference and the characteristic that gives the most competitive edge is Caremark's responsiveness to change that has been built in to its culture right from its inception.
The knowledge and support provided by Caremark's specialist and dedicated support team allows franchise owners to utilise their many skills, to include business development, marketing, I.T, finance, training and of course, care. "The support team have been professional, supportive, passionate and dedicated about the brand and the business" says Naz Asghar, Caremark (Stockport), "we were convinced from the very first impression we got from Caremark that we would get the support we needed to operate the business successfully".
- Sole Licence Fee for exclusive rights
- Ongoing Comprehensive Individually Tailored Support Plan
- 2 Week Intensive Residential Training Programme
- Specialist Integrated Software Package
- Territory Research
- National Website Inclusion
- Operations Manual
- Document Reference Guide
- Stationery and Promotional Materials
- Professional Membership and Registration Fees
- Corporate Uniforms
Franchise owner profile
Since the launch of their Caremark business, Ranjit and Suki Dhillon have been devoting themselves to developing a complete community care business for Slough and South Buckinghamshire, providing a range of services in such specialist fields as mental health, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.
"We are committed to offering an outcome-based service," says Ranjit. "Our aim is to help people maintain their dignity and lead a fulfilling life through empowerment and by encouraging their independence at all times."
Caremark (Slough and South Buckinghamshire) recently received their Care Quality Commission registration, giving Ranjit and his team the go ahead to start providing the highest standards of care to the local community. Since registration, Ranjit's business has gone from strength to strength, acquiring new clients and accreditation with the local Primary Care Trust.
"We were absolutely delighted to receive our registration, says Ranjit. "It will help strengthen our commitment to building on the services we are currently offering to the most vulnerable members of our community."
In Pursuit of Excellence
While the social care industry experiences discomfort and reform, Caremark remains at the leading edge and continues to deliver excellence across the network. With care at home at the forefront of the 2010 General Election debate, there are many implicative changes occurring in the health and social care industry and this is leading to the rise in the popularity of care franchises. Throughout 2009, Caremark underwent rigorous planning and research in order to respond to the industry changes before they arrived. With the most sophisticated policies, procedures and documentation to support the new regulations and standards, the Caremark network has continued to grow in size and strength and continues on the path to pursuing excellence in to 2010 and beyond.
The pursuit of excellence is not only about satisfying regulations, but it is about delivering only the very best standards of care in the home across the UK and Ireland. The demand for home care and support services has significantly grown since its inception in 1993, when for many people, it became the preferred method of receiving support while still allowing them to remain in their own homes. Today, the social care sector is worth in excess of £20 billion per annum and continues to experience staggering growth.
Sean Cragg, National Operations Director of Caremark Ltd, the driving force behind the preparations Caremark has undertaken comments,
"Excellence is not about size, personal reward or satisfaction, it revolves around the person in receipt of our services. Caremark is wholly committed to its customer, developing in line with the cultural changes in the industry and possessing a vision that contributes to real change in our customer's life. This belief is something that is a common thread running through all of our franchise owners, and ultimately, leads to their success."
An Expansive Sector
The care sector is a large and exciting market in a climate where many other sectors are suffering from inescapable economic hardships.
At Caremark we are looking to form a strong network by seeking out partnerships with the highest calibre individuals and then providing them with a solid opportunity to underpin their success.
How Have We Achieved Unrivalled Growth In Our Sector?
We totally believe in up front investment which is why we have recruited the largest and most experienced team to provide a comprehensive support and backup.
We understand the nature of the care business through our proven ongoing success. Our experience tells us that the business of caring is not one which conventional marketing strategies will be effective in achieving immediate growth. Our experienced support team delivers quality advice and guidance which enables our franchise owners to develop beneficial relationships that drive their businesses forward, sometimes at great pace.
Individuals with strong management ability and clear business experience will be best equipped to apply the business model successfully. Furthermore, there is no requirement to hold previous experience in care.
If you are looking for a management franchise which provides an opportunity without a ceiling and are passionate about contributing positively towards society then we would like to speak with you.
Caremark Network Offices
Aylesbury & Wycombe
Bath & North East Somerset
South East Cheshire
Cheshire West & Chester
Cork, City South
Dublin, Church Town
Dublin, City North
Eastbourne & Wealden
Kensington & Chelsea
Luton & South Bedfordshire
West Oxfordshire & Cherwell
Poole & East Dorset
Redcar & Cleveland
Redditch & Bromsgrove
Slough & South Bucks
West Somerset & Taunton Dean
Southend & Rochford
North West Suffolk
West Berkshire and Reading
West Sussex, OC
West Sussex, LG
Welwyn & Hatfield
Winchester & Eastleigh
Wychavon and Wyre forest
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