"Things have to feel right for me – and care just felt right."

Founded on values

The award-winning Right at Home management franchise was established in the UK in 2011 by Ken Deary.

Formerly a qualified accountant, Ken was introduced to franchising in 1994 when, after a successful career with a FTSE top 30 insurance company, he made a bold move to become his own boss.

After completing nine months unpaid training, he opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in Southport. Over the next 12 years, Ken built a £6 million-plus business over four locations.

During that time his success was recognised, as he went on to win the British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year award and the world-wide McDonald’s Golden Arches award. In 2001, he also began running a residential care home in East Lancashire, gaining experience of the care sector that would later prove invaluable. Ken had become increasingly aware of the lack of personalized home care services available to older people as he struggled to find reliable support for a close family member.

He looked to America, where Right at Home, already established in the US, were looking to introduce their model overseas. Ken bought the UK Master Licence in early 2010. Right at Home’s first franchised office opened in Sutton in September 2011.

Today, Ken is a Qualified Franchise Professional, and was elected as the chairman of the British Franchise Association in recognition of his steadfast commitment to ethical franchising.

A self-confessed workaholic and fitness enthusiast, he maintains a full-time, hands-on role supporting and mentoring Right at Home’s 60+ franchise owners, and when not working, enjoys spending time with his family and playing and watching sport, especially golf and football.


In his own words...

“We aim to deliver the very best support to our local owners, so that they can deliver the best possible services to their clients.

"We are proud holders of the Best Franchise Award for the past three years and are also the most highly-rated homecare agency on the UK’s leading review site, www.homecare.co.uk

"Since opening in the UK in 2011, we have built a highly-engaged network of 70+ local owners in England and Wales, with expansion plans in place for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

"Our model is built on the understanding that profitability comes from being the best at what we do.

"We operate a deliberately measured growth strategy, making sure each new owner is a great fit for our brand and that both parties are fully confident they have what it takes to be successful.

"If you feel the time is right to run your own business, one that makes a real difference to people’s lives, we look forward to meeting you.”

Join a Community of Business Owners Who Care

Right at Home franchisees build more than just a business; they build a care team dedicated to going the extra mile. With 6.5 million seniors requiring daily assistance, Right at Home offers exceptional home-based care, with the aim of making a difference every day.

  • With or without previous care experience, you can build a truly rewarding business
  • Our RightStart training programme guides you through every step
  • Be part of a unique caring culture of driven business owners
  • With the support of our national office team, deliver the highest standard of care

If you share our franchisees’ passion to make a valuable difference to your local community, find out more about our award-winning management franchise.