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Carewatch

The team has been instrumental in helping us strengthen in key geographical areas, which has enabled us to build a high quality national home care services provider.

Scott Christie, CEO, Carewatch

Business

Founded in 1993 with 150 branches nationwide, Carewatch provides home care services to local authority-funded and private clients.

This enables the elderly and people with learning disabilities or health requirements to remain independent.

Market

Demand for supported living services, which allow for community-based living and integration, continues to grow and is the preferred approach for local authorities.

Strategy

Carewatch was acquired from listed owners Nestor Healthcare in October 2008. In partnership with a new management team, our strategy has established Carewatch as a leading care provider in the UK by:

  • Investing in company infrastructure and operations to drive up care standards
  • Harnessing technology to improve processes and increase support to franchisees
  • Extending services for mental health, live-in care and the private pay market
  • Expanding geographical reach through carefully selected add-on acquisitions

“Since we took Carewatch out of public ownership we’ve implemented a structured and sustainable approach to expansion. The strategy is delivering the highest quality care.” Philip Buscombe, Chairman of Lyceum Capital

Developments

With our support Carewatch has:

  • Become the largest independent national provider of home care and assisted living services
  • Extended its branch network across the UK
  • Appointed Chairman Steve Ashton, who has held several senior roles at SAGA and the AA