Caremark has set its sights on expanding its Indian franchise network, with all profits generated funding free care and support for those in need.
The care provider currently operates one office in India, but it said there is potential for 1,000 branches to open across the country.
Caremark UK managing director David Glover (pictured) told Home Care Insight: “The India business, which is company-owned and supported from head office, has proven to be remarkably successful and we are now looking at replicating the concept across India.”
“All profits generated in India will provide free care and support to those who cannot afford to pay.”
The Indian business has recently started providing free care in a home run by nuns. Located in Cochin, a port city on the south-west coast of India, the home is occupied by 180 people who have been ‘abandoned’ – as is the common reference in country – by the system and their families.
“Monday to Friday, between 8am and 8pm, two of our carers attend the home to support the nuns completely free of charge,” said Glover.
“Our carers provide personalised care to the home’s residents, restoring their dignity and vastly improving their quality of life.”
This initiative is funded from the profits Caremark makes by providing home care to people in India who pay privately.
Caremark’s UK business operates 128 offices across the country, providing both local authority and private work. It recently celebrated the achievements of its employees at a black-tie awards dinner.
The care provider also runs 12 branches in Ireland and one in Malta.