Bluebird Care is a successful, award-winning leader of the UK’s homecare market. Through its provision of exceptional homecare & support services Bluebird Care offers their franchisees a successful and rewarding business, a dedicated support team who want your success, and a network of franchise owners to tap into their expertise.
The Bluebird Care business model has witnessed exceptional success since the first franchise opened its doors to customers in 2007.
Bluebird Care is the UK’s fastest growing homecare business with an exceptional average annual growth increase of 112% with our businesses experiencing growth even when the economic climate proved challenging for other industries.
The Bluebird Care brand story
Paul Tarsey and his wife Lisa founded Bluebird Care in Petersfield, Hampshire in 2004. They had experienced a de-personalisation of the delivery of care in the home.
To Paul and Lisa care had turned into a process devoid of high-quality care and customer service. Seeing a need in the market to provide a truly customer-focused homecare service, they created Bluebird Care.
Risking every penny they had to set up Bluebird Care, one September day Lisa had the ‘what have we done?’ moment. Then, the phone started ringing and hasn’t stopped since, helping Bluebird Care to become the fastest growing care provider in Hampshire.
Experiencing phenomenal growth, the business model was a proven success. Franchising Bluebird Care was the plan from the start and in 2006 it was the right time to bring in a franchise director.
The business model, refined during those first few years in Petersfield, has underpinned the growth of the Bluebird Care network to over 200 offices across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Bluebird Care franchise package
The price of the franchise package is £37,500 + VAT and an ongoing management fee of 5% + VAT of monthly turnover.
The total investment required, including the cost of the franchise itself, working capital and start-up costs, is £110-115k. We have excellent relationships with four of the major high street banks meaning they are willing to loan up to 70% of this figure.
Financial performance capability
Bluebird Care has proved to be a very profitable business with many franchisees enjoying substantial net profits with most offices achieving £1m turnover in years 3 or 4. Our UK model for a UK market has resulted in Bluebird Care being the largest and fastest growing care franchise in the UK.
The services we offer
Some of the services that are offered by our franchise network include, but are not limited to:
Care in the home and can include anything from companionship to help with household chores and personal care such as washing and mobility.
- Live in care
Supported by our national live in care team at the Franchise Support Centre a live in care assistant lives with the customer and can provide around the clock care (subject to breaks).
- Learning disabilities care
- Physical disabilities care
- Care for children
- Mental health recovery at home
- Respite care
- Specialist care services
- Dementia care
- Palliative care
- End of life care
- Stroke care
At the heart of Bluebird Care is the provision of bespoke personal homecare packages for people who need support to remain independent and in their own homes. Although the predominant focus of homecare delivery will be on the UK’s ageing population, there are many other people that require the same level of support for a variety of reasons.
Yvonne Jenkins – Bluebird Care, Durham North
“I decided to run my own business because I felt I could potentially make a difference to the way care is provided to people in their own homes. I knew a Bluebird Care franchisee so
I decided to look at the Bluebird Care website to see what the governance arrangements were. It was when they showed me the intranet and the supporting processes that I decided
to look into purchasing a franchise. I think the things which I found most attractive were the quality of the policies and procedures, the fact that you are supported by the Franchise
Support Centre and also by your own business development manager and quality manager. As someone coming from the NHS, this level of structure is really important to me. I think this is what sets Bluebird Care apart as a provider.”