top of page
Search

Care Home Population Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on care homes across the UK with over 40,000 deaths recorded as a result of the virus.


Among other things, this has resulted in some families being reluctant to place their loved ones in care homes due to risk of infection and restricted visiting.


Ben Hartley, director of Carterwood, forecasts that the total elderly care home bed capacity will decline until December 2024, with 37,500 existing beds lost and 19,700 beds gained from new development.


He also expects the national shortfall in supply levels of market standard beds to increase to between 57,300 and 64,300 beds by December 2024.

9 views

Recent Posts

See All

Challenges for the Next Government

The next government should take forward reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in its first 100 days in office, said Melanie Williams, President o

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Financial abuse is where someone in a position of trust interferes in an older person’s ability to acquire, use or maintain their finances. It is always a crime but not always prosecuted. An abuser mi

Call for Cross Party Care Plan

More than 50 organisations and 24,000 people have signed an open letter calling on political parties to do more to support the social care sector following the election. Signatories including Age UK,

Comments


bottom of page