Start-up Ideas: Health and Social Care

If you are interetsed in the health and social care sector, there are lots of options to start a business. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Residential Care Home
Residential care homes provide long-term accommodation and care for elderly people, typically aged between 65 and 85 or over, who are no longer able to live independently. Find out more >

Community Pharmacy
Independent community pharmacies supply prescription-only, pharmacy-only and general medicines, as well as providing advice about healthy living. Find out more >

Opticians’ Practice
An opticians’ practice provides eye tests and related professional eye-care services and dispenses spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses and eye-care products. Find out more >

Dental Practice
Dental practices provide dental treatment and prescriptions for dental medicines, regular dental check-ups and advice about oral hygiene. Find out more >

Nursing Home
Nursing homes provide long-term accommodation and nursing care for people (typically elderly) who require both medical care from qualified nurses and personal care such as help with dressing or bathing. Find out more >

Nursing Agency
Nursing agencies recruit and supply qualified nurses to health and social care providers such as NHS and private hospitals, nursing homes, GP practices and schools. Find out more >

Domiciliary Care Agency
Domiciliary care agencies (also known as home-care agencies or services) provide personal care in the community on a daily basis for people known as ‘service users’. Find out more >

Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice provide therapy for people with a range of emotional and psychological conditions, for example depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, phobias, eating disorders or trauma. Find out more >