Certainly not. Visit your local Home Care Preferred branch and you will immediately feel our community presence, helped by prominent high street premises. Home Care Preferred is a unique model, one which we are proud to have launched and our vision is that every major town in the UK will benefit from a Home Care Preferred branch.
We have a unique, award winning concept and are the only “one stop shop” care company on the high street. There is now an opportunity for people to be a significant part of our growth through a management franchise.
When customers visit a Home Care Preferred branch they receive a friendly welcome when they walk into our high street shop. Here they have the opportunity to receive expert, unbiased advice about independent living equipment. This can be anything from comfort fitting shoes and slippers to wheelchairs or bathing aids. With a catalogue of over 6,000 products there are plenty of reasons to visit.
Walking through the shop to our offices potential care clients can talk to our care management team. People frequently join us for an informal chat over a cup of coffee in our private lounge where we are delighted to discuss possible care and support needs.
We often meet with people who need guidance on where to receive expert advice on subjects such as care fee planning, lasting power of attorney or details of health care professionals such as Physiotherapists or Chiropodists. This “sign posting” service is without charge and complements our core services.
Home Care Market Opportunities
The UK home care market is worth in excess of £12 billion per year, and an ageing population means that it’s predicted to triple in the next 20 years. By 2031, 25% of the population will be over the age of 65, and experts predict that 66% of the population will need some form of home care by 2038. In the last 10 years, care at home has become a viable alternative to residential care and preferable for the majority of clients.