UK care homes tap into ’boutique vibe’ to fill empty beds

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The new wave of niche care homes which are capturing the fast-growing market.

With demand for care beds expected to soar in the next 30 years, new opportunities have arisen for small unique, boutique care homes that could transform the care home sector.

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One such care home in Banstead, Surrey, is the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ society; these nautically themed rooms add to the maritime vibe of the home. ‘there is a lot of memorabilia of shipping; there’s model ships, sextants and pictures of ships,” said John Conacher, 85, a former seafarer. Another resident remarked that her favourite thing was the knowledge that she is mixing with people of the same background.

The last year has been though for independent small and medium-size care providers with some experts suggesting that 6500 could close within the next five years; this accounts for more than 80% of the UK’s care home market.

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For the keen agriculturalist there is the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society who offer bungalows with luscious gardens and the opportunity to leave in a community of retired horticulturalists.

At advantage, we offer training courses in Mental Health, Promoting Dignity in Care and End of Life Care as well as many more. These courses are mapped in-line with professional standards bodies such as the CQC and learning development standards such as Skills for Care.

These courses give health and social care providers the ability to conduct their care in a person-centred approach to provide high quality care standards for the people they support.

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