Future of Four Seasons leasehold care homes remains unclear

The future of 135 Four Seasons leasehold care homes remains unclear despite H/2 Capital Partners buying the 185 freehold properties for £350m. The care home...

Changing perceptions

Recruiting male care workers has long been a problem for the sector. Deven Pamben examines why it is such a problem A Welsh council is...

Shawbrook appoints managing director

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Chris Richold as managing director to lead its specialist asset and sector finance teams. Richold joins Shawbrook with more than 20...

One in five councils have a separate social care appeals process, says charity

As few as one in five local authorities have in place a separate appeals process for social care, meaning the only option for many...
Aviva launches new private medical insurance service

Norse Care targets self-pay customers

Norse Care is targeting growth of 10% in private payer income through additional rooms it is adding to its portfolio. The provider of care homes...

Demand for bungalows from over 65s exceeds supply, research shows

Only 2,418 bungalows were built last year despite three-fifths of over 65s saying they would consider moving into one. This equates to 7.2 million over...

Higher fees help drive up revenue at Barchester

Higher fee rates and an increase in occupancy helped drive up revenue by £30.1m at Barchester Healthcare, its results have shown. The provider, which has...

Supply of private senior living housing to grow 30%

The supply of private housing for older people is set to rise by 30% in the next five years, with growth concentrated in the...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Ombudsman warns of a ‘system in crisis’

Nearly nine out of ten investigations (87%) by the ombudsman into concerns involving children and young people that have special educational needs or disabilities...

Care home profitability dented due to rising costs

Staffing remains the number one challenge for care home operators both in terms of cost and recruitment, according to global property adviser Knight Frank. Average...