Extra Help

Extra Help is a franchising company that operates in a fast-growing, recession-resilient market. We provide flexible, home-help services, such as gardening, meal preparation, cleaning and dog-walking, to anyone who needs them, whether they are elderl...

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Extra Help - A prime franchise opportunity

Are you a kind and caring person who would love to run a business helping others? Extra Help is a home-help and domestic services franchise company that operates in a rapidly-growing, recession-resilient market.

Recent studies show that Britain’s general population is ageing. The number of older people is rapidly increasing, with many of them choosing, or being forced to stay in their own homes and live independently. Along with the closure of many care homes across the country and the fact that local authorities are mostly unwilling to provide non-personal care, a huge opportunity exists to offer the assistance elderly people need to make their lives easier and allow them to maintain their dignity and independence.

Extra Help franchise opportunity

What’s more, we don’t just help the elderly! Extra Help provides flexible home-help and domestic services to literally anyone who needs them, from new and hard-working parents to time-poor professionals.

Due to the nature of the services we provide, Extra Help has been allowed to remain open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, providing much-needed, COVID-compliant assistance and companionship to clients across the country.

Straightforward business model

Our tried-and-tested business model is straightforward and easy to follow. Clients are charged a flat fee per hour and home-helpers are self-employed, thereby organising their own tax and National Insurance. Your job as a franchise owner is simply to find clients and recruit responsible, caring and honest home-helpers to meet their requirements.

Modest, monthly service fees

Extra Help's service fees are modest and designed to provide you with every chance of success. Your first 3 months of trading are completely free, with service fees of £200 + VAT only payable from month 4. After your first year, fees increase to £250 + VAT per month, or 10%, whichever is greater, with discounts applicable when you achieve your targets.

You can realistically recoup your original investment within the first year, meaning that, upon completion of your first year in business, you could be well on your way to generating serious profits!

Our franchisees’ figures speak for themselves. Several franchisees are bringing in an astounding £5,500 per month, and others are bringing in up to £4,000 per month, proving that Extra Help is a viable and lucrative business opportunity.

Join our family

Our franchise network really is unique, in that we’re like one, big, extended family. Our management team is here to provide you with as much help and guidance as you need to build your own, successful business. All franchisees enjoy access to a range of mentoring and training services via our Director of operations, Sarah Canny, and Franchise manager and trainer, Denise Cooper, both of whom are also highly experienced franchisees themselves.

Although our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, they share one, important value. They are all truly passionate about helping people, including their peers, and are encouraged to support and communicate with each other, through social media, regular, regionalised meet-ups and, of course, our Annual Conference.

Extra Help bfa Associate member

Ethical, honest trading

Extra Help is an open, trustworthy company that abides by trading law. 

We have undergone the appropriate training and background checks to enable us to receive the following accreditations:

  • Approved Franchise Association (AFA) Member
  • NatWest Bank and RBS Approved

Extra Help franchise package

At £10,000 + VAT, our package is jam-packed full of valuable benefits, including everything you need to start up and manage a highly rewarding, profitable and successful business.

Franchisees receive a unique, postcoded area, covering 100,000 homes; a detailed Operations Manual, comprehensive induction and refresher training sessions; ongoing support from Head Office; a complete, branded stationery pack; telephone number with answer phone service, email address and optimised web page; professionally-designed leaflets and much more!

Could you be our next franchisee?

Extra Help is always searching for caring and motivated franchisees to join our growing network. If you’re passionate about helping others and think you have what it takes to be an Extra Help franchisee, please fill in the form below to contact us.

We are delighted to announce that Extra Help has won ‘Lifestyle Franchisor of the Year’ at the prestigious British Franchise Association Awards! Last month, we told you that we’d been shortlisted as a finalist in the upcoming British Franchise Association Awards. This in itself was very exciting news for us, as even being shortlisted for a prestigious BFA award, such as the ‘Lifestyle Franchisor of the Year’, was a true testament to our managing director, Claire Robinson’s, passion, enthusias...

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Extra Help, a flexible home-help and domestic services provider, has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.Founded in 1977, the British Franchise Association (BFA) is a self-regulating governing body, formed to accredit and promote franchise systems that meet strict ethical and business criteria.Fighting for their position amongst hundreds of other entrants, Extra Help are finalists in the “Lifestyle Franchise of The Year” category.Extra Help was founded...

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Extra Help add another new franchisee to their Extra Help franchise network! Sam Bee is now the proud owner of Extra Help North West Leicestershire, launched in mid-October. Extra Help NW Leicestershire provides home-help and cleaning services in Coalville, Swadlincote and Draycott, plus the many areas in between. Originally from Nottingham, Sam now lives in a small village called Donisthorpe, just outside Ashby de la Zouch, which is right in the middle of her territory. She is married to Jam...

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In October, Extra Help announced that our managing director, Claire Robinson, had won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. As a winner of a regional award, Claire was entered into this year’s national Chamber Business Awards, along with her fellow, regional award winners and now we have more exciting news to celebrate! Extra Help was chosen to receive the Game Changer Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by the British Business Ba...

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