Survey examines future prospects for the independent care sector


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Sector analysts Laing & Buisson have released a completely revised and updated Care of Elderly People ­ UK Market Survey for the year 2001. The survey includes a fresh assessment of the medium and longer term prospects for the independent care sector in the light of market pressures and major new legislation. The report includes a full analysis of results from Laing & Buisson¹s 14th annual survey of care homes, carried out in March 2001 with detailed information on trends over time and regional variations in care home fees and occupancy rates. Laing & Buisson says this information is unavailable elsewhere. The report also features an updated “league table” of major corporate providers as at January 2001, again said to be available only from Laing & Buisson. The 2001 report highlights continuing reductions in care home capacity over the last year, the sharp drop in nursing homes, the trend towards higher standards of amenity (single rooms, ensuite facilities, etc.) and the scope for reprovision in the contex





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