Care Home Investment Opportunities

 

Over the past few years there has been an underlying uncertainty regarding England’s social care sector and with a rising number of elderly people needing accommodation, opportunities for investment in care homes is on the rise in the UK.

Unveiled last week, the Dilnot report has proposed changes to the future of social care, where a number of proposals have been put forward to change the current care system, including a £35,000 cap on individual liability for care costs. The recommendations in the Dilnot report have raised the question of who should pay for care for the growing elderly population – the government or the individual.

A report from the Office of National Statistics (2009) stated that life expectancy for a man is now 88 and a woman 92 and these figure are expected to rise year after year. In the UK around 130,000 people go into long term care each year (YouGov poll 2010) making investment in care homes a viable option for those who are looking to expand their portfolio of assets.

Alongside this information, SAGA has stated that the average care home fees in London and the South East are £31,000 per annum and this number is due to double over the next 20 years.

Figures reported by Age Concern stated that last year 20,000 elderly people sold their homes to pay for their residential care. For buyers looking to invest in care homes in the UK, these statistics highlight the growing need for new developments to care for the growing demand of facilities to cater for the elderly.

 

 

Available considerable below RICS valuation, investors can purchase a specialist unit within the facility and secure a 10 year NET minimum rental guarantee of 8% paid monthly.

 

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