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Tech-enabled UK home care provider secures £2.1m funding

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Home care provider BelleVie Care received £2.1m in its latest seed and grant funding round.

The £1.6mn seed funding round, led by Skagen Conscience Capital, will enable the company to scale up its home care network into Tyne-and-wear, County Durham and Buckinghamshire.

This investment has also unlocked a further £550,000 in grant funding from UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK.

The government body supports business-led innovation across sectors and regions.

This brings the total received this funding round to £2.15 million, and the total the company has raised so far to £3.4 million.

BelleVie co-founder and CEO, Trudie Fell, said:

“We’re thrilled to have the backing of a great group of impact investors; their belief in us is great validation of our model.

“This investment means we can accelerate our mission to reinvent the future of work in care, creating more fulfilling careers in care, and supporting more people to thrive at home; all of which addresses one of society’s most pressing challenges.”

BelleVie supports older people to thrive at home by deploying innovative ways of working inspired by the Dutch ‘Buurtzorg’ model, where 10-person self-managing teams serve their local community, providing continuity of care and building trusted relationships.

This enables Wellbeing Support Workers to spend more time providing meaningful care and support to their clients.

BelleVie utilises intelligent digital tools to manage demand, schedule care and provide those receiving care with a wide range of products and services via its ‘Wellbeing Operating System’.

The cloud-based platform ensures BelleVie’s care teams can rapidly adapt to uncertainties in demand or supply.

Jack Goldstein, Investment Director, of Skagen Conscience Capital who led the round, said:

“We are incredibly proud to empower BelleVie Care in their goal to support older people to thrive at home.

“The way adult home care is currently delivered in the UK requires fixing, and BelleVie’s multi-award winning operating model and technology platform will do just that.”

Helen Crampin, Innovation and Technology Lead, UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, added:

“We’re pleased to support this innovative model in the care sector, from our Innovate UK funding partnership with Northstar Ventures.

“We aim to work with partners to support businesses that are focused on helping people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across the generations.

“Developing new models of care that lead to benefits for both carers and older people is an important issue for the future.”

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