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Well established Independent Living Support and Cleaning Business for sale

High Peak, Derbyshire

  • Asking Price: £29,995 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised as per the 2022 accounts, the business had a turnover in the region of £110,000. The net profit in the region of £25,000. 

    Please quote reference B06542

  • Tenure: Business Only

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Please quote reference B06542

Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market Safe Hands Homecare & Upstairs Downstairs, a very well established and respected person centred support/cleaning company. 

Safe Hands Homecare & Upstairs Downstairs was established by our clients in 2010 and is reluctantly being sold due to ill health. 

The business has always had and maintained a 5 star rating on Derbyshire Trusted Trader.

They have had service user and Citizen Leader representation on the Derbyshire Stakeholder Engagement Board.

Safe Hands Homecare & Upstairs Downstairs is a company that provides Person Centred Independent Living support and low level services (Everything apart from personal care)/Cleaning company.

They have established themselves not only as a service provider to assist people to be able to maintain living in their communities and own homes but also as an engagement partner through Co-production with the local authority. They have representation on Derbyshire County Council Stakeholder Engagement Board (DSEB).

The business is owned by two staff shareholders and run with existing staff. It is a co-production ethos company with clients involved in tailor made new services creation. Co-production is a ‘key’ way of working involving stakeholders and clients to achieve positive outcomes.

The business was recognised as a good model for working practice and we received a letter from Right Honourable Eric Pickles at the time.

The company is divided into 3 parts -

Safe Hands Homecare - Safe Hands Homecare provides an independent living support service to clients of all ages. They provide in-home and in community services for clients and their relatives, maybe as a regular call or as respite breaks for carers. They work with a person-centred model, ensuring clients have choice and control at all times. This is a ‘Human’ service with all staff fully DBS checked.

Summary of services -

  • Assistance with Daily living Tasks
  • Medication visits (minimum 30 minutes)
  • Providing companionship
  • Running errands (prescription pick-up, dry cleaning, etc.)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Sitting service (non-personal care)
  • Meal Preparation
  • “Pop in” calls (minimum 30 minutes) to check on clients wellbeing and maybe have a chat
  • Escorting to appointments
  • Advocating for clients with health and social care professionals
Upstairs Downstairs - Upstairs downstairs provides Home and Office Domestic Services including, cleaning, and most domestic tasks. It is important to gain the trust of a client and this is the most important initial task to overcome. Staff work on checklists that have been compiled specifically for the company and a client. All staff work on a person-centred, client-led basis. 

Summary of services -

  • Cleaning
  • Bedding & Curtain Changes
  • Vacuuming
  • House and Pet Sitting*
  • Washing & Ironing
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Dusting
  • End of Tenancy
  • Kitchen Cleaning
  • Home Organising
  • One off Clean or Regular Calls
  • Hoards
  • One commercial clean client (5 hours per week)
  • Carpet cleaning is a service they only offer to existing clients
Supplies are ordered centrally and distributed as required. All staff have name badges and ID. All staff are provided with full PPE.

Citizen Leaders - Citizen Leaders are volunteers who are represented on the Derbyshire County Council Stakeholder Engagement Board and help co-produce services for stakeholders all over Derbyshire. Citizen Leaders are Dept. of Health Trained and are highly knowledgeable within the social care sector.

Due to their reputation and Trusted Trader status, they are often signposted to by Derbyshire County Council Brokerage scheme. They are an approved Vendor for Derbyshire County Council.

We are advised the majority of the current workload is carried out for Upstairs Downstairs services.

Currently 35 Clients and two on waiting list (waiting list has had to be stopped due to reaching current staff capacity).

Our clients identify they run the business at a scaled down operation due to their needs. Any new owner will have the instant opportunity to increase the number of clients catered for and as a result very quickly increase turnover/profit levels.

The business does not currently advertise anywhere as all work simply comes from recommendations only. Our clients have built a very strong relationship with Derbyshire County Council who would gladly increase the number of new referrals if the business had the capacity to undertake the increased workload.

Key selling points -

  • Highly respected
  • 5 star trusted trader
  • Approved practice by Derbyshire County Council
  • Loyal team in place
  • Can be staff run
  • Business website & web domain
  • Run from home opportunity
  • Instant growth potential
  • Desirable location
  • Business handover period offered 
Regarding the business, the areas we could improve on and a potential buyer can possibly implement are:

  • They don’t advertise 
  • They don’t promote on social media
  • They haven’t taken any new staff on to take on the enquiries/jobs being offered.
  • They don’t actively promote within the area and social services.
  • They only take any enquiries up to two potential customers (if a client goes off).
  • Many of their clients are probably not aware of all the services we provide.
  • Introduce a card payment system, as the current owners don't accept card payments. 
The business is a unique service provider with NO other provider offering the services and standard that we do.

Very rarely to care/cleaning companies of this standard or location come on to the open market and we therefore highly recommend any interested party to make an early enquiry. A short handover period could also be arranged, should a new buyer be interested. 

We are advised that the business has 4 part-time members of staff. 

All staff have undergone external provider training in Moving and Handling, infection control, dementia awareness as well as other training which exceeds regulatory standard.

The business currently has Vacuum cleaners for every staff member, steam cleaner machine used for oven cleans and deep cleans carpet cleaners and a portable viral disinfectant spray mister.

The business hours are -

Monday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed


They currently have 3 clients only whom have services on Saturday and Sunday. The office however is closed on these days.

Safe Hands Homecare & Upstairs Downstairs is currently run from our clients home in Chapel-en-le-Frith in High Peak, Derbyshire.

The business concentrates on homes in and around the area with a maximum distance from the home office of 14 miles.

The business is being sold as a fully transferable ‘business only’ opportunity however we recommend any new owner be based within the Derbyshire area to best serve the clients they provide services for.

Majority of the current clients live in and around High Peak with some regular clients located a little further.

The Peak District has become very popular for people to relocate too, especially those looking for a complete lifestyle change, including many people looking to retire. It has been voted one of the most beautiful areas to visit in England.

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Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Business Only basis. 

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