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HPC Supports Calls for Additional Funding for Care Sector in Autumn Statement

HPC Supports Calls for Additional Funding for Care Sector in Autumn Statement

With the Chancellor’s Autumns Statement due this week, the directors of specialist property consultants HPC have lent their voices to the increasing calls for additional funding for the care sector. Ian Wilkie of HPC said, “It seems that we hear the same story repeated every year, with a crisis in the NHS caused by beds being […]

21st November 2016 | By | Reply More
Are Independent Care Homes Properly Valued? – Asks healthcare professional Ian Wilkie

Are Independent Care Homes Properly Valued? – Asks healthcare professional Ian Wilkie

A glance through the pages of the current commercial property press will reveal that demand for sites for new care home developments continues unabated. Full page adverts vie for attention alongside those of discount retailers and chain restaurants. The care sector is clearly an industry on the up, with an apparently limitless appetite for new […]

30th August 2016 | By | Reply More
HPC completes sale of 106 bed home to specialist investor in care homes

HPC completes sale of 106 bed home to specialist investor in care homes

HPC recently announced the sale of a care home in Halifax to Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Group”), the only listed specialist investor in UK care homes. The deal completed for approximately £7.2 million including acquisition costs. This transaction is in accordance with the Group’s investment policy. The home, Summerfield House, is […]

22nd July 2016 | By | Reply More
Are there still opportunities in a care home market under pressure?

Are there still opportunities in a care home market under pressure?

Ian Wilkie director of HPC Healthcare Property Consultants an award-winning, independent firm offering specialist advice and services to those operating and investing in the care sector has been looking at opportunities within the care home market as increased regulation and funding pressure continue to affect the sector. Much has been written of late concerning the impact […]

21st March 2016 | By | Reply More
HPC Strengthens Team With Appointment of Dr Amanda Mackey

HPC Strengthens Team With Appointment of Dr Amanda Mackey

The Directors of HPC are delighted to announce that we have further strengthened our consultancy team with the appointment of Dr Amanda Mackey. Amanda joins us as a Researcher and brings with her a wealth of experience. Following education in Columbia and Princeton in her native USA, Amanda completed a PhD from Bangor University. She […]

24th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Purpose built dementia care home bought by Hermes Care

Purpose built dementia care home bought by Hermes Care

Announcing a second completion inside a week, specialist care property consultant HPC has confirmed the sale of Hazeldene Nursing Home in Sheffield to new operators. HPC acted on behalf of the vendor. Hazeldene is a purpose built property which provides 60 en-suite nursing places for elderly residents with dementia.  The home, which is located in […]

27th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector.

Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector.

Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector. Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Group”), the only UK listed specialist investor in care homes, has completed the acquisition of a care home in Sheffield. Tapton Court is a 69 bed home which was built in the […]

26th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Cambian Group completes on purchase of Bristol care home

Cambian Group completes on purchase of Bristol care home

A purpose built care home on one of Bristol’s busiest roads has been sold to a specialist provider. Brunel House in Bristol is a purpose built home with 40 en-suite bedrooms. The home was built in 1996 and comprehensively refurbished in 2010. HPC acted jointly with Savills in the sale of the property to specialist […]

2nd September 2015 | By | Reply More
Negative press coverage of care providers is unhelpful and ill informed

Negative press coverage of care providers is unhelpful and ill informed

HPC director Ian Wilkie considers negative coverage of elderly care and asks if the time has come to seek greater support from the media It is possible that the care sector is now so used to seeing negative media coverage that it has collectively become inured to the potentially damaging effects such publicity has on […]

13th May 2015 | By | Reply More
HPC Sells Former Residential School

HPC Sells Former Residential School

The former Tregynon Hall School in Powys has been acquired by a private purchaser in a sale handled by specialist care property consultant HPC. The property occupies a rural location in mid-Wales and had previously been run by a corporate operator providing day and residential education for children with special educational needs. The fourteen acre […]

5th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Where in the General Election 2015 manifesto promises is elderly care?

Where in the General Election 2015 manifesto promises is elderly care?

Care home development specialists Northstar have expressed disappointment that during the election campaigning and manifesto promises none of the main parties seem to have addressed the huge problem of getting new elderly care development moving more quickly, or in sufficient numbers, across the UK. With the housing industry proving to be the main battleground with […]

29th April 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Significant financial pressure on elderly care provision

Significant financial pressure on elderly care provision

Recently published research from specialist social care property advisers HPC underlines the significant impact of financial pressure on the pattern of elderly care provision. The research (undertaken in the 42 month period ending 30th September 2014) analyses registration data held by the Care Quality Commission – the regulatory body for care homes throughout England. It […]

20th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Healthcare professional ramps up training for Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in aid of male suicide charity

Healthcare professional ramps up training for Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in aid of male suicide charity

Ian Wilkie of Healthcare Property consultants and his team Seven Thousand Feet for Five Thousand Lives have ramped up their training for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of CALM, having completed a 12 mile walk at the weekend. The harsh reality is that based on current statistics, we will have lost another 932 young men to […]

16th April 2015 | By | Reply More
When will we realise?

When will we realise?

With new development regularly featured in the social care media, there is a general assumption that the national care home estate is growing at a rate sufficient to meet elderly care needs in forthcoming years. Specialist care sector property advisers HPC have today published research indicating this not to be the case. Growth in the […]

14th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Voyage Care buy Autism company

Voyage Care buy Autism company

Healthcare property consultant HPC has announced the sale of a company providing specialist care services to adults with autism. The business, operating as Redcliffe House Ltd, is based in Nottinghamshire and has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Voyage Care, a major provider of support services for people with learning disabilities, brain injuries, autism […]

18th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Specialist Care Facility Sold to Cambian Group

Specialist Care Facility Sold to Cambian Group

Healthcare property consultant HPC has announced the sale of a specialist clinic in Derbyshire on behalf of the major charity Turning Point. The property, located in Mastin Moor, has been acquired by Cambian Group, a leading provider of behavioural health services throughout the UK. The award-winning building, which will operate as Cambian Acer Clinic, was […]

10th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Healthcare professional to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks for five thousand lives

Healthcare professional to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks for five thousand lives

It was only after friends lost their son that Ian Wilkie, Director of Healthcare Property Consultants Limited became aware of the extent of the problem of young male suicide in the UK. If you are not already familiar with the numbers, the statistics below will shock you:   In 2013 there were 4,858 male suicides in the […]

16th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Major Harrogate Care Home Sold for Redevelopment

Major Harrogate Care Home Sold for Redevelopment

Specialist healthcare property consultants HPC has announced the sale of Alexander Court Nursing Home in Harrogate. The property has been acquired by premium care home operator Hadrian Healthcare, which intends to completely redevelop the site.   Director of HPC Ian Wilkie commented, “The 85 bed home attracted strong interest from a variety of developers and […]

8th January 2015 | By | Reply More
Restricted budgets, restricted fees-A specialists view of the UK care sector

Restricted budgets, restricted fees-A specialists view of the UK care sector

  As we enter the second quarter of the financial year, the majority of Local Authorities within England have now completed the Annual Fee Review. Analysis of elderly residential care fees carried out by specialist healthcare property advisors HPC indicates an average uplift in the region of 1.7%. Whilst a number of councils have yet […]

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