We are used to hearing about the challenges care home operators are facing in terms of frozen local authority fee rates, the recruitment crisis and lack of long-term Government strategy. But earlier this year sector experts revealed that market trading in social care had returned the same levels as before the recession in 2008.
This new narrative is backed by the fact that UK care homes accounted for 60 per cent of all healthcare deals last year. Furthermore, a flurry of long-term investors have entered the market, led by Australian infrastructure fund AMP Capital.
But is everyone enjoying the benefits of this recovery? And where does the truth lie: that the market is flailing or flourishing?
Read this exclusive online feature from Care Home Management to find out more.