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Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2016

Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2016

Company Overview

Seniors Helping Seniors® employs active older people to support less active older people who need help to stay safe and well in their own homes.

Elderly care services are tailored to each client. Activities of daily living including transportation, meal preparation, light housework, days out, stimulating activities such as creative classes and exercise is the core service offering.

The company has just earned CQC accreditation to deliver personal care as well which is an important milestone affecting the prospects of franchisees.

Seniors Helping Seniors franchisees can now decide to add personal care to their business whenever they are ready to grow. The franchise fee remains the same.

Seniors Helping Seniors® is a trusted care brand with 24 year’s experience and over 200 franchisees worldwide. Winning the Living Wage Foundation’s Champion award for showing leadership on the living wage in industries with high levels of low pay in the UK was the milestone for last year.

Seniors Helping Seniors has paid carers above the real living wage from day one and championing the Good Business Charter is another way it differentiates itself as a disrupter in the care sector.

The service is perfectly tailored for an ageing society. Carers with personal experience of ageing and caring appreciate the rewarding, well paid, flexible local work.

Employees are experts by experience or care professionals who have retired or moved on from social, charity or other care jobs.

There is no shortage of brilliant carers like Seniors Helping Seniors® carers because there is a stream of suitable people wanting to work in the proven roles we have created.

As a Seniors Helping Seniors® franchisee, you will be working with loving, caring giving, loyal and compassionate people to facilitate award winning care in your own

The joint drivers in the business are offering relevant, well paid and satisfying work that people want to do as they age and providing easy to accept, fully managed at home care services that families and older people love.

Seniors Helping Seniors® is privately owned which creates a kind and realistic business environment to work in. Transparency and straight forward processes is how our franchisees describe our partnership.

Seniors Helping Seniors® an influencer, changing views and offering new opportunities and choice for people as they age in UK.

A link to the Seniors Helping Seniors YouTube channel can be found here, and you can view the BBC segment that they were featured in here. Clients are self-funders and the volume and content of client reviews speak to the outstanding impact this brand’s different approach to elderly care has on clients and their families.

Franchise Overview

Seniors Helping Seniors® is an international organisation with a successful franchising history spanning 24 years.  The UK operation is award winning and you’d be joining a passionate team. We are ambitious for success in your own area but we are not hungry for our own profit, so you’ll enjoy our support and our terms.   We are currently looking for franchisees in East and South East England (excl. London).

We welcome enquiries from people who want to use their skills to make an important contribution.

Improving the lives of others is the core of everything we do. This is not business as usual, this is business how it should be, and we’d love to hear from you.

Training

You can expect to be up and running within 3 months.  Training encapsulates 24 years of success in 5 days:-

Two days initial training is followed by a period of local work which you do at your own pace, and a further three days of in-person franchisee training.

Training is run by the franchisor who has personally managed a Seniors Helping Seniors® operation and has a record of rolling out repeatable business operations. You will receive a manual, marketing materials, 24/7 support plus monthly follow ups to guide you with shared experiences. Franchisees have given training and support 5 * reviews.

Training is in a relaxed professional environment and every step of the operation is taught, so no specific business skill or care skills are required but people skills are a must.

We carefully select potential franchisees to ensure the right mind-set and heart.

National partnerships benefit every franchisee’s local operation.

Daily Life of a franchisee

This is a home-based business and it is a people business. You will need to meet potential clients and carers as well as all the charities, companies, surgeries and locals who will refer business to you and sign post services. Care of the elderly is a partnership with family, medical and local services, so communication is 80% of your day. The proprietary admin system maintains care plans, employee details, handles invoicing and salaries.

Franchisees have chosen to replace themselves as their businesses grow, so franchisees develop their own roles over time.

The service helps solve the care crisis. Seniors Helping Seniors excelled during the pandemic as well as offering much needed rewarding work to older workers, so this is a legacy you will be proud of.

Verified Reviews:

https://www.trustist.com/local-reviews/website-review-seniors-helping-seniors-franchise-recruitment-reviews-3127.html

  • Before I met Christian and Sally, I had been acutely aware through personal experience with my elderly mother that there was a desperate need for the home care sector to be disrupted, for business to be conducted differently and for the elders of our society to be valued and supported through opportunities to continue working and remaining active, as well as for those that need to be supported, to do so with love, kindness and compassion. Upon meeting Sally and Christian, I realised very quickly that Seniors Helping Seniors does exactly this, and more. It was a no-brainer for me to then become a franchise partner. The entire process has been an utter joy and Sally and Christian, have been supportive and thorough in the training and support, always available and willing to help. I truly feel part of a team that is the living embodiment of its mission and values. I recently completed my training which, due to covid was conducted virtually, however, this was no issue at all. It’s a true honour to be part of the team and make a difference to how the elderly are supported and cared for.
  • From the initial telephone call, both Christian and Sally have been open and welcoming to the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise. The initial training gives you all the tools that you require to build your SHS business, to whatever size you want. Regular contact with Christian and Sally helps you overcome any operating issues. I would recommend anyone looking at starting a business in the care sector to have a serious and in-depth look at Seniors Helping Seniors.
  • When we looked into the prospect of purchasing a Care Agency Franchise, we found Sally and Christian to be very approachable and easy to talk to from the start of our initial enquiry about Seniors Helping Seniors. They have a very open and transparent approach which is refreshing. The Care Franchise training was comprehensive and well structured, yet adaptable to one’s level of business experience and, having owned and operated the Seniors Helping Seniors Domiciliary Franchise business themselves from its inception in the UK, both Christian and Sally were able to train on many different scenarios drawn from their own first hand experiences. Ongoing training and support is on hand and just a phone call or Zoom meeting away. Christian and Sally are motivated to assist their franchisees to build their businesses, as Seniors Helping Seniors becomes one of the leading elderly care providers in the South East of England. We would be happy (and have done so) to recommend the Seniors Helping Seniors Care Franchise to anyone looking for a rewarding business and making a difference to the lives of the elderly.
  • We run the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & West Malling branch in Kent and have been extremely pleased with the support and training that Christian & Sally provided and we love the whole concept of Seniors Helping Seniors. The initial training provides everything you need to get started and the systems and processes work well, make running a Seniors Helping Seniors branch simple compared to setting up in business yourself. We highly recommend both the franchise and the entire Seniors Helping Seniors business model.
  • I discovered the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise opportunity when looking for a business after retiring from teaching. I wanted something that was about people, was run on ethical principles, and would be financially successful. After initial talks with Christian and Sally, I was so glad that my wife and I took the plunge and bought our Seniors Helping Seniors business. Training and support has been outstanding, with nothing being too much trouble and questions answered immediately. I really feel that I have arrived ‘home’, and that my many and varied life experiences have brought me to this. If you are looking to make a difference and help solve a real problem for so many elderly people, then I would absolutely recommend a serious look at this opportunity.
  • We found Sally and Christian to be very approachable and easy to talk to from the start of our initial enquiry about Seniors Helping Seniors. They have a very open and transparent approach which is refreshing. The training was comprehensive and well structured, yet adaptable to one’s level of business experience and, having owned and operated the Seniors Helping Seniors business themselves from its inception in the UK, both Christian and Sally were able to train on many different scenarios drawn from their own first hand experiences. Ongoing training and support is on hand and just a phone call or Zoom meeting away. Christian and Sally are motivated to assist their franchisees to build their businesses, as Seniors Helping Seniors becomes one of the leading elderly care providers in the South East of England. We would be happy to (and have done so) recommend the Seniors Helping Seniors Franchise to anyone looking for a rewarding business and making a difference to the lives of the elderly.

Christian and Sally Wilse

What did you do before you bought a franchise business?

Christian: “I worked for charities, Premier League and sport rights, film and broadcast, technology and software. I moved from Norway to England in 1990”

Sally was born in Kent and took her degree in comparative healthcare systems. Sally and Christian have built new businesses and taught business concepts around the world, living in London, Oslo, and Canterbury. Christian and Sally have four children and recently became proud grandparents.

Purpose Christian explains “I have always loved my work. I’ve had fancy titles and good salaries but I have always craved what I’d call a real purpose. I’ve always wanted to do something that truly mattered to people. Seniors Helping Seniors came at the right time for me” Sally found out about the great work Seniors Helping Seniors does in America.

Sally Comments: “I saw an advertisement in an in-flight magazine. It was a very humble advertisement. I realised Seniors Helping Seniors tackles two of the biggest social problems of an ageing society. Elderly care and employment opportunities for people as they age. I couldn’t get the simple logic of it out of my mind.”

What sold you on franchising? Why didn't you start your own business or stay employed ?

Christian Comments “Sally and I have always disrupted industries. Disrupting is more than improving products or services. Disrupting means having a completely different approach.

About staying employed, I think we’d done making money for other people! We know what it takes to start a new business. Starting something un-tested is high risk. Franchising allows you to leapfrog all the testing.”

Why the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise?

Sally Comments: “Once I found Seniors Helping Seniors in-home care service, it kept coming back to us. Nothing else felt as important and disruptive. No Venture Capitalists was an important criteria for us. Seniors Helping Seniors is independently owned.

Christian went to meet the founders in America and he was astounded by the passion and innovation. The chemistry was there from the outset”

Christian comments: “I visited the founders and met some of the 250 partners in America in 2013 and we work very well together ”

Due Diligence

Christian Comments, “The care sector in the UK desperately needed changing.  We bought a master franchise license in early 2013 and set about repeating the success in the UK.

The straight forward, honourable and joyful approach to ageing is so refreshing. Everybody feels it, and the social impact is powerful.”

Opening our first office

Christian says “The first Seniors Helping Seniors in the UK started in East Kent and everything about it has been amazing. The services make people happy, the social impact is outstanding and the ROI is fast and growth is 20% + year on year.

Every office that followed East Kent, grows faster and forecasts bigger. Our master franchise license means we re-invest in the franchising side of the operation. We are well on track and opening our 10th office. Building on the success of the first office  which I opened is everything I could have hoped for.”

How did you start your Care franchise? Did you need care experience? Did you take outside investment?

After training in America, taking UK courses and consulting stakeholders in the sector locally and nationally, Christian launched Seniors Helping Seniors for Canterbury and Thanet in late 2013.

He found his core group of carers and the first clients easily. Christian explains “It's a business you can run from home so the set-up, initial investment and running costs are low. The master franchise was a big investment. We took advantage of loans and grants available to businesses with a high social impact, and award wins that were available to us because of the innovation in an important sector.

It’s a management franchise, so technically I didn't need to do care courses but I wanted to educate myself so I could be hands on when needed and support ‘the best of the best. I’ve met exceptionally skilled people doing great work.”

Simple ideas work best and Christian adds: “Like all the best ideas, this is a simple idea. We mobilise people with some time on their hands, to help people who need support.”

24 years of success

We knew we were providing outstanding elderly care from day one. Christian says, “Seniors Helping Seniors UK was firmly established after three years.

Since then it’s been about repetition. Every person is different and every family and community teaches us something new – the pandemic was a bit of a shock  but our processes are rock solid.”

Sally says “Seniors Helping Seniors is the most important work we have ever done. I can feel that we are driving new standards in elderly care and local employment for people. The people we have met campaigning for better care are outstanding and I love to be part of very positive changes.”

Awards, Accolades, Anniversaries

Sally adds: “We are coming up to our 10th anniversary in the UK with several key awards under our belts.

Our local Care Commissioning Group (CCG) refers to us as “perfect primary care” and referrals come from customers, carers, care co-ordinators and charities. We are signposted throughout the community and we do some ground-breaking work with our clients that not only makes a tremendous difference to their lives, it also gets us press.

We won the Against All Odds Champion award for the Living Wage Foundation for the Care sector because we show outstanding leadership in a sector renowned for low pay; we are accredited with The Good Business Charter, we’ve been featured on the BBC several times and our customer reviews are outstanding.

Keith & Barbara Reddy

Keith & Barbara Reddy own and manage Seniors Helping Seniors in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, West Malling.

Both Keith and Barbara went to school in Tunbridge Wells, they married in 1975 and raised their two daughters in Sevenoaks. Both daughters stayed in the area and Barbara and Keith are now very proud grandparents to five beautiful granddaughters.

Having lived locally all their lives and volunteered on pivotal community projects, both know what “community” means and they have solid knowledge of the whole West Kent area.

“Over recent years we have had parents and other close relatives reaching the stage in life that means they need support to remain in their own homes.”

Keith says, “dealing with their various needs and the state organisations struggling to provide appropriate support with inadequate funding, has been a wake-up call and an education.

Unknowingly it has shown us how desperately Seniors Helping Seniors® is needed in the UK”

Keith has over thirty year’s experience in the Construction, Rail, Plant and Civil Engineering industry and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing.

Barbara’s experience is Banking and Insurance. Barbara regulated complaints and Risk Analysis taking early retirement from Barclays in 2017.

What inspired you to start a Seniors Helping Seniors?

I’d say we have always wanted to work for ourselves. We have researched many options over the years. The key driver to own a Seniors Helping Seniors franchise was the opportunity to offer a much needed “everyone wins” service to our community.

By everyone winning I mean, helping people secure meaningful roles in society in the later phases of their lives was the bonus to us.  It is widely accepted that it becomes more difficult for the over 50s, to find meaningful work,  particularly if they don’t want to work full time, and we are excited to be helping to change that for people.

Seniors Helping Seniors USA impressed us. We loved what Sally and Christian have done in the UK and the progress the other UK franchisees have made in a short time. The ethos of the company is collaboration and we had free access to all franchisees before we made our decision.  We spoke to the franchisees in Guildford and Harrow in addition to all the meetings in Canterbury.

We felt that territory wise, our area is strong compared to the pilot in East Kent. The reviews from carers working for Seniors Helping Seniors® and customers using the services both in the UK and in the USA are outstanding in every one of the 300+ offices and the year on year growth ticked our boxes, we feel we are on the cusp of something amazing

For us there was no wonder the number of franchise branches is growing each month and we are excited to have been chosen to continue the work in our part of Kent.

We wanted a management opportunity which is people based. The services Seniors Helping Seniors® provide are non-medical, non-personal care. They are the essentials such as well being, companionship, transportation, shopping, light housework and it was important to us that the work itself appealed.  This is a management opportunity but we want to be hands on – it’s just our way.

We loved the flexibility of the day to day.

The company doesn’t dictate what we do, our clients choose and then we organise everything.

We could see clearly that this is the type of care people want to receive and the work carers want to do.

Barbara said, “The Seniors Helping Seniors® carers enjoy their role and feel truly appreciated. We liked the idea of carers working when they want to, with our support and back up. All the systems and approaches make everything super easy, natural and fuss free yet everything is super secure. Keith and I would trust our own mothers to this service”

“The low initial investment and low overheads of working from home suited us. And the fact that these services are ‘out of scope for the regulators’ appealed to us because we can join in the great work Seniors Helping Seniors is doing, without all the red tape of and risk analysis”. said Barbara. “I am naturally very cautious and I know there is a better way. 60% of the care people need is not personal care or medical care so there is a huge need for care that is not regulated.”

“Keith and Barbara have experienced the power of people’s desire to remain in their own home despite flagging energy levels and ill health. Caring for parents, elderly relatives and their friends and colleagues in that community have provided very valuable insight and they have deep knowledge” Christian said.

“Keith and Barbara know that nationally and locally, there is a severe lack of support and many people end up in a care home or in and out of hospital unnecessarily.  They have first- hand experience of how planning elderly care and early intervention can change everything for the better. Sally and I are delighted to have them on board.”

Keith says “The Seniors Helping Seniors elderly home care franchise came to us as a real breath of fresh air, the business will provide us the futures we have been looking for a long time and it as a great opportunity to help our fellow senior citizens. The sprightly and not so sprightly!”

We sought the advice of family, friends and professionals and every single person told us “Yes! do Seniors Helping Seniors®”

“Our training was five star. It helps that training is delivered by the people who launched and still manage the pilot office.

The support thereafter has been just right. We feel we are running our own business but we are not alone. We followed the launch programme very carefully and I’m delighted to say, our phone rang with customer and carer enquiries, just when we were promised it would”

Keith and Barbara say “The rest is down to us. We know we can work as hard at this as we like and we are looking forward to our future working with the amazing people in West Kent. We are very proud to show our family and friends what we are doing”

Franchise Testimonial -

We run the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & West Malling branch in Kent and have been extremely pleased with the support and training that Christian & Sally provided and we love the whole concept of Seniors Helping Seniors. The initial training provides everything you need to get started and the systems and processes work well, make running a Seniors Helping Seniors branch simple compared to setting up in business yourself. We highly recommend both the franchise and the entire Seniors Helping Seniors business model.

Paul and Zoe Martin

Paul and Zoe Martin own and manage Seniors Helping Seniors Ashford & Swale, providing outstanding service and employment to towns and villages in the area.

Paul & Zoe met at school in Rochester where Paul was a cathedral chorister and they married in the cathedral 28 years ago.

The Kent couple have a lifetime of experience helping and caring for people.  Both have service backgrounds. Zoe’s career started in healthcare in the NHS and private sectors and Paul had a successful career in estate agency. They launched and ran their own award-winning estate agency practice in Charing village for 13 years which they sold in 2019.

Paul explains: “We’ve always felt drawn to help people and we were pleased to find Seniors Helping Seniors because it's a service people need and it resonates well with both of us.

Helping the older generation move home, often making the difficult decision to downsize, became the part of estate agency work Paul and Zoe treasured most. Helping people during one of the most stressful times in people’s life, became a mission.

Much closer to home the couple have twenty-five year’s direct personal experience managing and co-ordinating care for close family.  First-hand experience of the responsibilities associated with Powers of Attorney and a passion to help people remain comfortable at home for as long as possible inspires the great leadership the couple offer.

What inspired you to start a Seniors Helping Seniors centre?

Paul says “We’ve always felt drawn to this. Zoe enjoyed working in health and, during our estate agency years, most of our clients were of the older generation. Some were very fit and active with a large social network and others, either not as fit as they used to be, or alone and needing help.

The idea of offering work to people with time on their hands and the skills to help others who need support just made sense to us and we want to make a difference in the Ashford and Swale areas. We both love running a local business. Operations in Canterbury and Thanet are going so well, we are extending what already exists into an area we know well and cherish.”

Christian Wilse owner of Seniors Helping Seniors UK says “Clients from their estate agency days call Zoe and Paul friends and mentors due to the way they were guided through life’s biggest decisions. They epitomise going above and beyond to help others. They have great empathy and patience and they know the area well. Paul and Zoe are ideal partners for us”

How do you believe Seniors Helping Seniors is different from the other area services?

Zoe says “Seniors Helping Seniors home care is different in so many ways!

  • the active recruitment of life experienced seniors to become carers.
  • our meetings to understand the client, their likes and dislikes, their passions and their wishes.
  • matching our carers to ensure mutual interest and empathy.
  • award winning customer service. Courtesies like introductions and not rushing visits without time to do anything much and taking time building relationships.
  • we have no restrictive contracts and we are completely flexible in the hours our clients can book. One hour a week or 24 hours a day.
  • Our fee structure is flat so it’s easy to budget.
  • Finally, excellence in management structures, back up for customers and carers, and collaborative work.

All of these reasons are why Seniors Helping Seniors carers enjoy their role. Carers work when they want to. Everything is made super easy and fuss free.

The Seniors Helping Seniors elderly home care franchise came to us as a real breath of fresh air, we love working for ourselves and we know we have a trusted brand and great team to support us.

We’ve found qualities here that feel natural and right, sustainable and responsible”

What services will you be providing?

Seniors Helping Seniors non-medical, in-home elderly home care has been matching seniors who need help with seniors who want to help, for more than 21 years with outstanding success. Peer-to-peer assistance allows seniors in need to receive elderly home care from someone who they can trust and relate to and it takes many forms.

Our senior carers offer many non-medical in-home services including but not limited to:

  • Companionship
  • Housework
  • Garden help
  • Transportation to Hospital, Doctors or anywhere else you need to visit
  • Trips to local events
  • Medical appointments
  • House maintenance and small repairs
  • Shopping
  • Dementia care
  • Meal preparation
  • Mobility assistance
  • Respite care (supporting regular carers)
  • Overnight stays
  • Pet care
  • Holiday companionship
  • and so much more…

Their plan is to be 100% hands-on in all elements of the business, Paul says, "Looking to the future, the business model provides the flexibility to employ a manager to run the business if we were to travel or retire from the day to day running of the business."

Paul M

Franchise Testimonial - 

We found Sally and Christian to be very approachable and easy to talk to from the start of our initial enquiry about Seniors Helping Seniors. They have a very open and transparent approach which is refreshing. The training was comprehensive and well structures, yet adaptable to one’s level of business experience and, having owned and operated the Seniors Helping Seniors business themselves from its inception in the UK, both Christian and Sally were able to train on many different scenarios drawn from their own first hand experiences. Ongoing training and support is on hand and just a phone call or zoom meeting away.  Christian and Sally are motivated to assist their franchisees to build their businesses, as Seniors Helping Seniors becomes one of the leading elderly care providers in the South East of England. We would be happy to (and have done so) recommend the Seniors Helping Seniors Franchise to anyone looking for a rewarding business and making a difference to the lives of the elderly.

Paul and Zoe Martin

Paul and Zoe Martin own and manage Seniors Helping Seniors Ashford & Swale, providing outstanding service and employment to towns and villages in the area.

Paul & Zoe met at school in Rochester where Paul was a cathedral chorister and they married in the cathedral 28 years ago.

The Kent couple have a lifetime of experience helping and caring for people.  Both have service backgrounds. Zoe’s career started in healthcare in the NHS and private sectors and Paul had a successful career in estate agency. They launched and ran their own award-winning estate agency practice in Charing village for 13 years which they sold in 2019.

Paul explains: “We’ve always felt drawn to help people and we were pleased to find Seniors Helping Seniors because it's a service people need and it resonates well with both of us.

Helping the older generation move home, often making the difficult decision to downsize, became the part of estate agency work Paul and Zoe treasured most. Helping people during one of the most stressful times in people’s life, became a mission.

Much closer to home the couple have twenty-five year’s direct personal experience managing and co-ordinating care for close family.  First-hand experience of the responsibilities associated with Powers of Attorney and a passion to help people remain comfortable at home for as long as possible inspires the great leadership the couple offer.

What inspired you to start a Seniors Helping Seniors centre?

Paul says “We’ve always felt drawn to this. Zoe enjoyed working in health and, during our estate agency years, most of our clients were of the older generation. Some were very fit and active with a large social network and others, either not as fit as they used to be, or alone and needing help.

The idea of offering work to people with time on their hands and the skills to help others who need support just made sense to us and we want to make a difference in the Ashford and Swale areas. We both love running a local business. Operations in Canterbury and Thanet are going so well, we are extending what already exists into an area we know well and cherish.”

Christian Wilse owner of Seniors Helping Seniors UK says “Clients from their estate agency days call Zoe and Paul friends and mentors due to the way they were guided through life’s biggest decisions. They epitomise going above and beyond to help others. They have great empathy and patience and they know the area well. Paul and Zoe are ideal partners for us”

How do you believe Seniors Helping Seniors is different from the other area services?

Zoe says “Seniors Helping Seniors home care is different in so many ways!

  • the active recruitment of life experienced seniors to become carers.
  • our meetings to understand the client, their likes and dislikes, their passions and their wishes.
  • matching our carers to ensure mutual interest and empathy.
  • award winning customer service. Courtesies like introductions and not rushing visits without time to do anything much and taking time building relationships.
  • we have no restrictive contracts and we are completely flexible in the hours our clients can book. One hour a week or 24 hours a day.
  • Our fee structure is flat so it’s easy to budget.
  • Finally, excellence in management structures, back up for customers and carers, and collaborative work.

All of these reasons are why Seniors Helping Seniors carers enjoy their role. Carers work when they want to. Everything is made super easy and fuss free.

The Seniors Helping Seniors elderly home care franchise came to us as a real breath of fresh air, we love working for ourselves and we know we have a trusted brand and great team to support us.

We’ve found qualities here that feel natural and right, sustainable and responsible”

What services will you be providing?

Seniors Helping Seniors non-medical, in-home elderly home care has been matching seniors who need help with seniors who want to help, for more than 21 years with outstanding success. Peer-to-peer assistance allows seniors in need to receive elderly home care from someone who they can trust and relate to and it takes many forms.

Our senior carers offer many non-medical in-home services including but not limited to:

  • Companionship
  • Housework
  • Garden help
  • Transportation to Hospital, Doctors or anywhere else you need to visit
  • Trips to local events
  • Medical appointments
  • House maintenance and small repairs
  • Shopping
  • Dementia care
  • Meal preparation
  • Mobility assistance
  • Respite care (supporting regular carers)
  • Overnight stays
  • Pet care
  • Holiday companionship
  • and so much more…

Their plan is to be 100% hands-on in all elements of the business, Paul says, "Looking to the future, the business model provides the flexibility to employ a manager to run the business if we were to travel or retire from the day to day running of the business."

Keith R

Franchise Testimonial -

We run the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & West Malling branch in Kent and have been extremely pleased with the support and training that Christian & Sally provided and we love the whole concept of Seniors Helping Seniors. The initial training provides everything you need to get started and the systems and processes work well, make running a Seniors Helping Seniors branch simple compared to setting up in business yourself. We highly recommend both the franchise and the entire Seniors Helping Seniors business model.

Mike Dooley - Brighton & Hove

Christian Wilse master franchisee for UK says, “We were lucky to welcome someone with Mike’s care experience to the Seniors Helping Seniors team”

Mike brings year’s of experience running a hugely successful elderly care company. He started his first care company from scratch and was franchise of the year in 2014.

A seasoned franchisee, Mike’s first franchise was Insurance. He moved to care where he says his heart lies and he ran two territories.

Fresh from some travelling, Mike watched in horror as the country left the elderly to fend for themselves during the lockdown and Mike bought his Seniors Helping Seniors franchise to help people as they look for viable care options.

He and Christian and Sally Wilse signed Mike’s franchise agreement at the height of lockdown early summer 2020.  The agreement and training process was adapted for social distancing and the deal was sealed with an elbow-bump.

Mike knows why traditional elderly care companies struggled during the pandemic and he went looking for a solution that was fit for purpose because he wanted to pitch in and help.

“Seniors Helping Seniors offer the care people need at a fair price. The simplicity of flat fees is really important because people need to budget for the long term and I love everything about the carer policies of the brand. 

“Seniors Helping Seniors pays carers properly and supports them fully. Carers work when they want to and I know how vital that is. The brand gives the time needed to each client, matching staff with the relevant life experience, interests and personality. This is very special, and it is a breath of fresh air compared to traditional home care companies.”

Mike knows the positives that come with being ‘out of scope with the CQC’ and the positive impact it will have on his business.

 

Steve Cowley

Steve Cowley opened Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell in September 2021.

Berkshire has taken to having a trusted and innovative care company very well.

Good news about Care spreads fast and Steve has a steady stream of prospective carers enquiring about the work and lots of families enquiring about care.

Local retirees and professional carers who want to work flexibly have already joined the organisation.

People have grabbed the opportunity to utilise local experience working as companions.

A flexible companion care role appeals to people who want to be useful.

Steve’s teaching and team building skills help him form a reliable and passionate group of carers ready to help people with whatever they need to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Steve is pioneering and adventurous and the step-by-step guide has seen Steve networking with amazing and like-minded people who either need or want to provide a different care solution for the elderly.

As an experienced teacher, Steve gave himself the chance to think properly about his family’s future during the pandemic.

He realised he needed to seize the opportunity to start something he would own that would take full advantage of all the skills he and his wife had gained over the years.

Lynn and Steve care very much about how they spend their time and championing paying the real living wage to carers is just one of the ways Seniors Helping Seniors is leading the way in elderly care.

Steve is proud to tell families that he can help them support their loved ones discretely, when they’d like the help, reliably and at a fair price.

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The 7th UK office for Seniors Helping Seniors UK
11 August 2022
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Mike Dooley owns and manages Seniors Helping Seniors Brighton and Hove
22 September 2021

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