Radfield Home Care has welcomed another new franchise partner into its expanding national network, launching a new office in Cheshire.
Husband and wife team, Julie and Kevin Scott are preparing to open the new branch in the Chester and Ellesmere Port territory in mid-2021.
After living and working overseas for 10 years, they were inspired to return home and give back to their local community after witnessing Julie’s mother’s experience of giving and receiving care.
“We came back to Chester to settle here and to get involved in the community around us. We want to be able to give something back to the community and get involved in making peoples’ lives better,” Julie said.
“I was inspired by my mum who, at 50, decided to become a home care professional. I was inspired at what a difference she was making to peoples’ lives; sometimes she would be the only person they would see each day. My mum then needed personal care at home herself when she had a terminal illness and the people who came to help her were lovely and very professional.”
Before launching the business, Kevin, Julie and their two sons lived in the Middle East. Kevin has worked in the oil and gas industry for nearly 15 years, and Julie started her career in finance but, more recently, spent a number of years working in childcare and schools.
Commenting on their decision to open a franchise, they said: “We decided on the franchising route as we then get access to all of the knowledge and support from a company that is established. The support in all aspects of running a business is crucial as we are new to social care. Having support from experienced professionals can only make us grow stronger. We chose Radfield Home Care as we found it to be very professional but, on the same hand, very caring and family orientated, which really appealed to us.”
Founder and franchisor Dr Hannah MacKechnie said: “We are delighted to welcome Julie and Kevin to the Radfield network. It is great to see the brand continuing to expand nationally and values-driven individuals with a passion for quality care join the network.
“Julie is working with the support team to prepare the business for launch in the weeks ahead – recruiting their registered care manager, applying to the Care Quality Commission, beginning their early promotional activity and setting up their business structure. I look forward to seeing them begin trading, neighbouring the original Radfield business based in Shrewsbury.”
News of the new Chester and Ellesmere Port branch follows the opening of a Radfield Home Care office in Camberley, Surrey.