Our Story

At the core of SD Care is commitment to have a team who provide care that is deeply personal and compassionate, recognising that every patient’s ordeal is as much his or her story, as it is ours.

We are committed to the Franciscan ethos:

We promote the Franciscan values of love, compassion, humility, spirituality, peace, joy, respect and service.
We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each person receiving care and the belief in the intrinsic value of human life in all its facets.

My carer is very good, she learns quickly what I like and my routines, I love her.
Linda F

An Ethical Business Model

At SD Care we run our business by prioritising the needs of clients and staff using a healthcare model that maximises cost efficiency and operational effectiveness. We work to high industry standards for care and innovation in our world of technology. At the core of our model we aim to use as much of our profits to support philanthropic projects with our partners around the world reaching out to the poorest of the poor. We firmly believe that we have a higher purpose that goes beyond our balance sheet and one that will make the world a better and happier place.

But what is the inspiration behind this model? …

St Francis of Assisi taught me that there is a wound in the Creation and that the greatest use we could make of our lives was to ask to be made a healer of it.
Alan Paton

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
St Francis of Assisi

Footsteps in Assisi – an inspiration

Francis Mirandah, founder SD Care
“I felt a burning need to bring back with me a memory of the sense of inner peace and joy I felt walking in the footsteps of St Francis in Assisi. He had pierced my heart with a need to help others like he did and transformed my mind to look for God’s beauty in everything that surrounded me. It was in an artist’s gallery in the cobble-stoned streets of Assisi that I caught sight of this painting of my beloved icon – the apotheosis of simplicity and humility that I so lacked and craved for in my life.”

The SD Care Inspiration – A Call to the Soul

The founder of SD Care, Francis Mirandah has always cherished St Francis of Assisi as a truly inspirational figure. Through history, St Francis has inspired a great many organisations, not least the Mount Alvernia Hospital Guildford (founded and run by Franciscan nuns – 1935), and world famous Mayo Clinic (USA) which employs over 4,500 physicians and scientists.  ‘From that cavern that was a furnace of glowing gratitude and humility, there came forth one of the strongest and strangest and most original personalities that human history had known…’ G.K.Chesterton

Francis visited Assisi in the Umbria region of Italy many years ago. After moving from Singapore to Perth in Australia and then Guildford with a young family, he was seeking to create something positive, meaningful and inspirational in its own right. With a world of business experience and his amazing wife Olive completing a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management and Geriatric Care, SD Care was created in 2013. Quite simply, the inspiration behind SD Care was St Francis of Assisi.

“It was a call to the soul that brought me to the sanctuary of San Damiano, hidden in the hills of Assisi in the picturesque Umbrian countryside. A simple place which speaks to one in a silence that you can listen to. For it was here that the figure of the crucified Christ called St Francis by name. It was also here where he composed this beautiful ode to nature.”

Good Causes

We aspire to operate an ethical business model which puts humility and compassion to our fellow men and women above all else. We recognise that all people are created equal with a right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, our cause is dedicated to improving the human condition and quality of life so that all of mankind can appreciate the unfolding beauty and joy of Creation.

We are neither a charity nor a foundation as we believe that true entrepreneurial activity can be directed to serve a higher mission than traditional business aims.

One cause that we have dedicated is to provide both moral and financial support to a Carmelite Community involved in missionary work in the Central African Republic (CAR) amongst other good causes. Although the country has abundant natural resources such as diamonds and uranium, it remains among the 5 poorest countries in the world.