The US parent company of Bluebird Care, one of the UK’s fastest-growing home care providers, is set to expand with the acquisition of an Australian-based provider.
Caring Brands International Inc. today acquired Just Better Care, a Sydney-based care franchise network covering the major cities in Australia. Just Better Care joins Interim Healthcare and Bluebird Care in this global network with immediate effect.
Like Bluebird Care, Just Better Care provides customers with bespoke home care packages for customers in need of services including dementia, live-in, end of life, palliative and elderly care.
Commenting, Bluebird Care Chairman, Paul Tarsey said:
“We are delighted to be a part of this ambitious partnership of fast-growing, high-quality home care providers. Our shared values and the importance we place on delivering tailored care packages, means that the addition of Just Better Care to the network is an excellent fit.
“Care delivery in Australia is going through some of the significant changes that we saw in the UK a few years ago, and this presents us with a huge opportunity in this exciting and growing market.”
Just Better Care and its newly-established partners in Bluebird Care and Interim Healthcare will continue to operate as separate entities, retaining their own branding, though there will be opportunities to interact and exchange information across the partnership.
Commenting, Bluebird Care Director of Operations, Fiona Williams said:
“This is great news for Bluebird Care and our care workers as the expansion of the global partnership is set to result in more best-practice sharing and learning opportunities across the business. At Bluebird Care we are keen to develop careers in the care sector and the opportunities offered by the expansion of our network are considerable.”
Since the business started in 2004, Bluebird Care has expanded to a network of almost 200 franchise offices supported by its Petersfield head office. Its care workers deliver almost