A regulatory mess, but a business success

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

|GVA Grimley¹s director of healthcare Andrew Sidwell attempts to make sense of the mixed signals, and provide a snapshot of where the long term term care sector currently stands.| The new lender, investor, or purchaser considering the UK care sector must be confused and puzzled. There are so many conflicting signals, from central Government at one end to the individual care home owner at the other. But will homes be better or less able to service their loans and other debts? Recovery in the financial dynamics of the sector is well underway, although for numerous individual operators, considerable difficulties remain. However, many operators are confident that returns are improving, and that they have the skills, resources and quality of homes actually to benefit from the regulatory burdens which are driving others to exit the sector. The political backdrop There has been a remarkable turnaround during the last couple of years. For some time, private sector care home owners have been viewed as opportunistic,

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