Right at Home Bournemouth and Poole’s Helen Garland scoops national franchising award

Right at Home Bournemouth and Poole’s Helen Garland scoops national franchising award

By Ed Hanna

Homecare provider Right at Home Bournemouth and Poole is proud to announce that its Registered Manager, Helen Garland, has been named Woman Franchise Employee of the Year at the 2019 NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising Awards.

EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking to break into the franchise industry. It holds an annual awards ceremony designed to bring together the best women in the industry to celebrate their successes and this year’s awards saw more than 150 professionals attend.

Bournemouth resident Helen collected the award on Thursday at a glittering ceremony held in the City at the Royal Bank of Scotland, 280 Bishopsgate, London. She attended the awards alongside Poole resident and Right at Home Bournemouth and Poole Managing Director, Andrew Davis.

Helen, who has worked for Right at Home for more than 7 years, was up against tough competition in her category, but was recognised as the worthy winner of the award for her work in growing the business from scratch to now employing 60 people and caring for nearly 100 clients across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Commenting on Helen’s award win, Managing Director, Andrew Davis, said: “I am thrilled Helen has been recognised for her achievements. She joined me as I launched my Right at Home franchise in 2012 and has been an incredible asset to the business ever since. She’s been instrumental in supporting the business to achieve its vision to provide outstanding care and support to each and every one of our Clients and is a great source of support to Clients and colleagues alike.”

Helen added: “It’s a great feeling to win an award for a job that I love. I count myself very lucky to work and have the support of an amazing team and this award win wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Right at Home provides high-quality, trusted homecare to Clients living in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of their own home. It provides a wide range of services from personal care and transportation to specialist dementia care and full-time live-in care across its network of 59 locally-owned and operated offices across the UK.

Right at Home was well-represented at the EWIF awards. Its Director of Operations, Lucy Campbell, was shortlisted in the Woman Franchisor of the Year category while franchise owners Karen Myres (Right at Home Preston) and Amy Popat (Right at Home Solent) were both shortlisted for Woman Franchisee of the Year.

About Right at Home UK

Right at Home is one of the UK’s leading homecare providers. It is the most highly rated national homecare agency on the UK’s leading independent review site homecare.co.uk with a 9.8/10 rating and more than 1,000 reviews.

Internationally, Right at Home is one of the world’s most trusted homecare providers. Through our global network of over 500 locally owned and operated offices we deliver person-centred support to tens of thousands of people every day, enabling them to continue living happily and independently in their own homes.

Right at Home UK provides care services to adults over the age of 18. Primary services are focused on supporting Clients with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and the elderly.

We are committed to making a difference everyday by maintaining dignity and well-being for those we support.

When providing support, we place great emphasis on the emotional well-being of our Clients and importantly, their families. We promote minimum one-hour visits with regular CareGivers, allowing our team to really get to know their Clients.

Something as small as sharing a cup of tea and having a chat can make a huge difference to a person’s state of mind, reducing the significant problem of loneliness in the elderly.

Our services are highly personalised, yet flexible to meet the needs of the people we support. We can provide support on a short-term or long-term basis ranging from an hourly daily visit through to 24-hour live-in care, 7 days a week.

Our homecare services include, but are not limited to:

  • Companionship
  • Personal care
  • Live-in care
  • Specialist dementia care
  • Transport, errands and meal preparation
  • Household administration
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication support
  • Post-operative support
  • Holiday and respite cover

Right at Home UK is a multi-award-winning franchise system with a relentless focus on delivering quality services. We are the proud winners of the Best Franchise Awards ‘Best Franchise – Management’ category and have maintained a consistent 5-star franchisee satisfaction rating in WorkBuzz’s annual independent franchisee satisfaction survey for six consecutive years.