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Inspired by tragedy: Sarah’s calling into care

Sarah Sabater, CEO, Care Your Way

A simple vision of a passionate couple has transformed the life of thousands. Sarah Sabater’s journey has been marked by personal loss and an unwavering commitment to making a difference. This has not only shaped her own life but has also had a profound impact on the industry as a whole. It would be an understatement to reflect on the ups and downs of the home care sector, but every single hour of care has proven a lifetime of happiness in reward for the unwavering dedication by Sarah and Manuel Sabater.

Sarah’s story began over three decades ago when, at the young age of 21, she became one of the youngest home care owners in the country. Initially immersed in the residential setting, Sarah’s keen insight and empathetic nature led her to recognize the untapped potential of community home care. In 2005, tragedy struck her family when her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It was during this challenging time that Sarah and her husband, Manuel, felt a calling to do more within the care sector. Motivated by their personal experience, they founded their own domiciliary home care business, driven by a shared vision of providing exceptional and compassionate care to those in need.

Their dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence quickly bore fruit. Their home care business earned an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission and garnered multiple prestigious awards, solidifying their reputation as pioneers in the field. However, Sarah’s journey was far from over. Almost two decades later, their children, Jonathan and Yasmine Sabater, inspired by their parents’ legacy, founded a nationwide home care franchise in 2021.

CareYourWay swiftly emerged as a trailblazer and changemaker in the home care industry. The franchise earned the coveted Top 20 Home Care Group award of 2023, a testament to the exceptional quality of care and innovative approach that defines the organisation. Moreover, CareYourWay’s membership in the British Franchise Association as a top ’emerging’ brand highlighted their rapid growth and influence in the franchise sector.

Central to CareYourWay’s success is the organisation’s commitment to continuous learning and professional development. The implementation of an 18-month training academy reflects Sarah’s belief in nurturing talent and empowering caregivers with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver the highest standard of care. This investment in education has not only elevated the competence of their staff but has also set a new industry standard for excellence.

From a small house in a humble village, amidst a recession, Sarah and Manuel’s vision has blossomed into a thriving enterprise that delivers hundreds of thousands of hours of care annually. Their story is a testament to the power of dedication, innovation, and a profound passion for caring for others.

Sarah’s journey within the social care industry is a journey of resilience, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Her vision, inspired by personal loss, has not only transformed her own life but has also brought comfort and support to countless individuals and families across the nation. As we celebrate the achievements of women in social care, we hope that Sarah’s story may inspire someone to achieve incredible things; a true testament to the fact that dreams can always be true.


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