A couple of weeks ago you heard from our new franchisee in Stevenage Natalie. We trained Natalie along with Sue, who is our new franchisee for South Manchester …
Our course was in Bristol and we had a great training session with our new franchisees bonding well together. Here’s what they had to say after our franchisee training:
Sue from Extra Help Manchester South said: “Extra Help is a proven franchise which I’m very excited to be part of. Claire and Louise have made the training fun, informative and motivating. I can’t wait to start my franchise.“
And from Natalie of Extra Help Stevenage: “Thank you for the information shared over the last two days. You seemed to have covered everything from running the business day-to-day and becoming self-employed to managing the clients and home helpers. I can’t wait to get started and feel very fortunate to have found Extra Help and to have met Claire, Louise and Naomi. Thank you all very much.“
During the training sessions for our new franchisees, we included Dementia Friend training. As you may remember from previous blog posts, Louise and I are Dementia Champions, allowing us to help educate people to be Dementia Friends.
With a lot of our clients being elderly, it’s a great benefit to have more of an understanding about people living with Dementia. Once our franchisees become Dementia Friends, they can go on to become Dementia Champions and, in turn, enlighten their home helpers with the same knowledge.
These courses are free and run by the Alzheimer’s Society so anyone can become a Dementia Friend or Dementia Champion. For more information about this have a look at our previous blog post about it.
As I said at the beginning, July really was a busy month. Louise and I also did a charity walk for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth and we raised almost £200. It was a twelve mile walk which we did in 3 hours 24 minutes. We walked around the streets of Plymouth and the atmosphere was brilliant which helped spur us on.
“It was great fun although quite tough as the last part was very hilly!”
Until next time …
PS: Why not visit www.extra-help.co.uk and find out more?