Another significant landmark for Home Instead

The milestones keep on arriving thick and fast for Home Instead who recently celebrated the opening of their 250th UK office.

Another significant landmark for Home Instead

UK network welcomes their 250th business partner.

The milestones keep on arriving thick and fast for Home Instead who recently celebrated the opening of their 250th UK office. Suzie and Rob Stanton are the newest recruits to the Home Instead network, setting up their business in the Nottinghamshire market town of Mansfield. And to celebrate this landmark occasion, Home Instead held a special event at Delamere Manor in Cheshire.

Among those who attended were members of their national head office team in Warrington; a number of the company’s franchisees from across the UK; representatives from businesses which support the day-to-day running of the network; and the chief executive of the British Franchise Association (BFA), Pip Wilkins.

Also in attendance were Home Instead’s very first business partners in the UK, Bryn and Jill Evans, who currently operate multiple offices across Sheffield and Barnsley.

The gathering formally welcomed Suzie and Rob Stanton into the Home Instead family. The couple were accompanied on their journey by local care professionals who have joined the new Mansfield ‘branch’.

It is 18 years since the Home Instead brand began operating in the UK. In 2012, they celebrated their 100th new franchise at a function held at the famous Jodrell Bank Centre in Cheshire. And, seven years later, Home Instead toasted the 200th office by staging an event at Chester Cathedral.

Speaking at Delamere Manor, the chief executive of the UK network, Martin Jones, said: “We have grown significantly as a business but the reason for our existence hasn’t changed. Our mission is to increase the world’s capacity to care. This is what unites us.

“This focus drives us to deliver quality care, and which keeps people in their own homes and supports their families. As society grapples with our ageing population, home care has become even more relevant. We will continue to work to better understand the needs of our clients and their families.

“We will adapt our model and evolve our offering to ensure that we continue to lead from the front. And I thank all of our franchise owners for strengthening the Home Instead brand across the UK.”

About Home Instead:Starting out in the United States during the mid-1990s, the business established its UK base in 2005. They have 250 franchise offices across the UK, delivering over six million hours of quality care each year to more than 21,000 clients. The various franchise offices employ a total of over 10,000 caregivers, specialising in offering care and companionship in the home for older people. They also provide specialist dementia care, plus live-in care, end-of-life and respite care. Their UK head office, which employs more than 80 people, is in Warrington, Cheshire.

With their global head office in Omaha, Nebraska, the company was founded by Paul and Lori Hogan. The franchise operates in four continents and has more than 1,100 offices worldwide. In addition to the United States, Great Britain and Ireland, Home Instead can also be found in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland.

Andy Swales
Andy Swales