Growth potential in the South West

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

The South West is about to become a focus for major private care home operators, according to James Hanson, partner in the private sector healthcare and senior living team of King Sturge, a property consultancy.

‘The region currently has around 2,000 care homes, the vast majority being small, owner-managed operations,’ Mr Hanson told the firm’s annual South West media briefing. ‘To date the region has pretty much been ignored by the big private operators but now it is seen as having huge growth potential because, in addition to being a popular place to retire, the ‘demographic time bomb’ means the South West’s population is ageing even faster than in other parts of the country.

‘Many care homes in our area are small and often outdated, so in years to come we can expect to see a transformation in the quality of provision with more modern, purpose-built accommodation planned as the big private operators target the region.’

Mr Hanson cited the new private hospitals being built at Peasedown St John ne

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Time for a ten dollar answer

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Ernest Hemingway was known for his minimalist style and he used to pooh-pooh what he called “ten-dollar” words. Not to...

Lacking capacity

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

A friend of mine diagnosed with cancer – now, happily, treated – was asked how he could possibly have missed the...

Care homes – understated examples of tasteful design

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Dozens of recently-built care homes are material proof that it is perfectly possible to design aesthetically pleasing buildings and put...