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Time of change: a review of social care

Image from Barclays Corporate Banking of a doctor caring for a patient.

June 2016

With more than 433,000 people currently being looked after in care homes across the UK – and with the number of people aged 85 and over predicted to double in the next 23 years – there has never been a more important time to reflect on developments in the care sector.

Challenges for the sector include homecare, dementia, frailty, and strain on the NHS, as well as staffing costs and fee cuts. How have such challenges affected care home providers over the last five years?

We look in depth at these trends in our report and hear from Paul Birley, Head of Healthcare at Barclays, Dr. Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-chief at Caring Times, Joanne Ellis, Partner at Pinsent Masons, and Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank LLP, on their predictions for the future.

Read the full report to learn how financial confidence, changing occupancy rates and the desire to grow and expand have changed over the last five years and understand what may lie ahead for care home providers in the years to come.