With Walfinch, you have a great opportunity to earn a substantial income by doing what you enjoy. This is one of those rare opportunities that strike a balance between social rewards and financial returns.

Do you want to own a thriving home care agency which means you can make a genuine difference in your community while potentially generating £575,00 in turnover by year three?

With Walfinch, you can.

As a Walfinch franchisee, you can:

  • Achieve business independence
  • Lead from the front and take control 
  • Build an asset for yourself: 60% of Walfinch franchisees reach £290,000 turnover in year one
  • Have a rewarding, positive impact on pastoral care in your community
  • Build local jobs
  • Leave behind the commute and pointless office politics.

Walfinch Franchise

What we do

We help people lead their lives as independently as possible, in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Our franchisees have the satisfaction of managing a team of caregivers to provide personalised live-in and visiting-hourly care.

Walfinch’s care services, delivered by franchisees nationwide, include companion care, live-in care, elder care, dementia care and respite care, plus care to people living with a learning disability, physical disabilities, stroke rehabilitation,  injury and convalescent care. You’ll have a wide range of business streams, and the power to improve the quality of life for so many people!

Who we look for

We look for people who pass the Mum Test! People who want to run a thriving business that provides the quality of care that you would want for their own mum. Care that always meets – and beats - the statutory quality requirements but goes even further. We also believe that great care starts with caring for our caregivers too, so we look for people who prioritise not just their care clients and their families but their caregiver team. You don’t need to have previous care sector experience but you’ll be business-minded with a passion to grow a business that delivers financial independence and solid rewards.

Investment Information

Six out of ten Walfinch franchises achieve a turnover of £290,000 after year one,  and rates in year two typically beat predictions. We believe that the right franchisees can achieve a turnover of £575,000 by year three. On top of the financial rewards, the personal reward from supporting your own community is beyond price.

Minimum Investment - £35,000
Franchise Fee - £25,000 + VAT
Total Investment - £90,000

Expected revenue after:

Year 1 - £290,000
Year 2 - £410,000
year 3 - £575,000
Year 4 - £749,000
Year 5 - £995,000

There will be additional capital requirements on top of the initial franchise fee. You will need access to a further £55,000 in working capital.

Funding Support - Up to 70% of the initial investment can be provided through a bank loan. Government-backed funding may also be available. We can guide you on how and where to source finance to invest in your franchise.

What kind of training and support do you receive with a Walfinch franchise?

Walfinch Franchise Opportunity

Initial franchisee training 

  • A 10-day initial formal training programme
  • Help with CQC registration.
  • Operations manual
  • 90-day business launch plan
  • Marketing and business development training
  • Software training.
  • Assistance with office set-up.
  • Weekly support meetings.
  • A full administrative system.
  • Operations manual.
  • 500 business cards.

Ongoing training and support

  • 45 hours of ongoing training and support annually
  • Recruitment workshops (monthly) to help you recruit and retain the very best caregivers
  • Business development workshops (monthly) to help you grow your business 
  • Compliance coaching to ensure you meet – and exceed – the highest regulatory standards
  • Business coaching 
  • Periodic CQC-style inspections led by the franchisor, to prepare you for the all-important official CQC inspections 

Walfinch Franchise Opportunity

The package

  • Use of Walfinch brand
  • Dedicated webpage on the main website
  • Social media support
  • 250 promotional leaflets
  • Advertising materials
  • Assistance building 100 key contacts
  • Lists of and introductions to referral providers
  • Exclusive territory license
  • Your territory will cover a minimum of 250,000 people
  • 40,000 people aged 65+
  • Advanced back-end systems
  • Business development
  • Financial management
  • Compliance and procurement
  • Recruitment and training
  • Rostering

Advanced back-end systems to facilitate:

  • Business development
  • Financial management
  • Compliance and procurement
  • Recruitment and training
  • Rostering

FAQ

How long will it take to launch from the time I sign the franchise agreement?

Normally 3 - 4 months depending on how long it takes to obtain CQC registration, find an office and recruit carers.

Will you help me with a business plan for the new business?

Yes. We will provide a business plan template and this will allow you to adjust key figures to ensure that it is ideally suited to your territory.

Are there any other costs I can expect?

Yes, other costs to budget for include a local office, local advertising, computer, office rent and working capital. Working capital will depend on the level of living expenses you need to draw from the business during the set-up period.

What is my expected break-even and how long should it take me to reach it?

The time to reach break-even depends on how long it takes to find carers and clients for your business, but our experience is that it normally takes from 12-18 months to achieve profitability.

Do I need any healthcare training or background to join Walfinch?

No, but you will need a background in business and an understanding of how a business operates.

Will you help me find clients?

Yes, we train you to find your first 100 local contacts in your territory and train you on the business development system to find and retain key contacts in the area, who will keep referring clients to you.

How will I know what to charge clients?

Part of you completing a local business plan is to be clear on what to charge and that reflects a fair hourly cost for Christie Care services. We help you with a territory review to understand pricing in the territory. This allows you to pay carers well and make a fair profit.

Next Steps

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