A Living Wage Champion since 2012, the company provides companionship care to self-funders and sustainable jobs which are paid above the real living wage.
Services do not include medical care or personal care (which is lifting, toileting and dressing) so the company is out of scope for the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Christian Wilse, owner of Seniors Helping Seniors (UK) explains “There are challenges as well as benefits that come with being out of scope for the CQC. We need to demonstrate our standards in other ways.
Customer references and collaborating with leaders in the sector work well for us because people understand our mission and get behind what we are achieving”.
The company celebrated being awarded a S.A.F.E. Care badge in October 2020 which is important because ‘safe care near me’ is now the number one search term for people looking for elderly care and support.
Christian explains “Providing the same carer for each client helped minimise our COVID-19 risks. We provided an app for carers clocking in to validate their health before every single visit and Seniors Helping Seniors successfully demonstrated providing infection control above the government guidelines to earn the S.A.F.E. Care badge”.
Autumna administrates the S.A.F.E care badge to help families looking for care. Debbie Harris the founder says
“People looking for elderly care need to know that the care provider they choose to spend their latter days with, is exceeding standard Government guidelines on infection, prevention and control policies.
Autumna’s S.A.F.E. initiative is helping to provide that information.”
Christian explains, “Being a proud provider of S.A.F.E. Care is due to our scheduling protocols which is just one of our many points of difference”
To find out about reduced franchise fees and enhanced business support package that helps people looking to go into business during the pandemic, please see https://franchises.seniorshelpingseniors.co.uk/