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

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.

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 £12,950 + 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.

Extra Help are delighted to welcome a new mother-and-daughter team, Deliwe Kamba and Tashinga Kunyarimwe, to the Extra Help family. The family duo are running Extra Help Kettering together and launched their new home-help and domestic cleaning business on 5th January this year, covering East Northamptonshire.Deliwe and Tashinga live together in a village called Burton Latimer, near Kettering. Deliwe has been a nurse for over twenty years and Tashinga is an accountancy graduate who worked in seve...

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Extra Help has continued their recent surge of new franchise recruits during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, largely due to the resilience of the franchise and flexibility of our services. The fact that they assist vulnerable and elderly people in our local communities deems us an essential business in the government’s eyes, which has been very much welcomed by our franchisees and customers alike during the past year. This week, we’re delighted to announce the launch of Extra Help Leeds East a...

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Extra Help have recruited a number of new franchisees over the past few months thanks to their flexible home-help and domestic services they provide, alongside the fact they have remained open during the pandemic to help their clients for all their needs. This story is a warm welcoming to Adrian Preece, who has joined Extra Help in Shropshire.  Although Adrian lives in Telford, his area stretches from Whitchurch in the north to Ludlow in the south, then from Shrewsbury in the east to Oswes...

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We often hear success stories of how franchisees struggled to find their niche prior to joining a franchise. However for Nicola Eden, the new owner of Extra Help in Bexley, she is an example of a franchisee who experienced a run of bad luck in her career and personal life, leading to her decision to become a business owner and mistress of her own destiny.Nicola is a lovely, single mum to three daughters from Bexleyheath. Prior to launching her new franchise on 1st March this year, she worked in...

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It was a successful night for Extra Help at the Trustist Awards, as they were awarded the Top Franchise Diamond Award. Extra Help provides local communities with much needed home-help services, supporting clients with tasks such as cleaning, ironing, meal preparation, dog-walking, DIY tasks, looking after children, gardening etc. We have a network of 33 franchisees covering 3.3 million homes across the UK. Find your local branch here. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, our franchisees h...

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