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Patience goes on to give her own advice to help others
The support helps me keep a focus on my aims and objectives. Patience Chipaumire-Oyeniran
Patience Chipaumire-Oyeniran has just opened the doors to her very own care agency in Leicester, Panashe Home Care Services, so elderly people can enjoy a high standard of comfortable care in their own homes.
Thanks to NBV Enterprise Solutions (part of the Nwes Group), Patience is also running a consultancy to advise budding care home owners on how to start up their own agencies. “NBV have made a real difference to me and I was pleasantly surprised to find them. Without their support, I would have struggled to set up my own business.“ said Patience.
Patience left her native Zimbabwe and came to the UK in 1990, training as a registered nurse and working in care homes before turning her hand to managing them. Her last job saw her managing a £2.5m budget and she has amassed over 20 years of experience working in care since her arrival.
Patience has recruited four members of staff and one driver, and has advised seven budding care home owners on how to set up their own agency.
Patience said: “I’m really happy that I can finally make a difference to someone’s life by opening Panashe Home Care Services. I believe people should not have to leave the comfort of their own homes due to old age and neither should they have to change their little ways to fit into the care system. Instead the care system should change its ways to fit with their lives.
“I believe in our motto, ‘there is no place like home’ and I’m proud that I stand by this in everything I do.”
Patience is a client of NBV (part of the Nwes Group), delivering business support across the East Midlands.
Under the Start & Grow programme Patience received 20 hours of support and attended one training day. She created 5 jobs and made a personal investment into the business of £5,000.