Carterwood Index | Elderly care homes

Welcome to our new and improved quarterly snapshot of the elderly care home market, tracking the essential market statistics for Great Britain: the Carterwood Index.

We like to take things to the next level at Carterwood, which is why we’re really pleased to showcase our new interactive dashboard for our Carterwood Index. This dashboard enables us to give you as much data as possible, not only providing a picture of the current market, but of trends over time to help improve your decision making.

We hope you find our dashboard as interesting and intuitive as we do, simply hover each graphic to show the datapoints, and toggle to full screen mode to get a closer look (top right button).

In this update, we share our updated research into the size of the elderly care home market, analyse the asset quality of operational homes and take a look at the quality and type of care currently provided. We also delve into elderly care home openings and closures, share our self-funded fee research, update you on the predicted shortfall of en-suite and wetroom elderly care home accommodation and take a glance at essential planning statistics.

Of course, there is only so much juicy data we can fit into one dashboard, so if you want to find out more, have a question or would like to give us some feedback, we would love to hear from you – simply get in touch.



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All figures are GB, unless otherwise stated. Updated July 2022.

Sources: Carterwood, LaingBuisson, CQC, Tomorrow’s Guides.

Due to variances in when our sources update their data, there may be a delay in details being updated in our database and some data may have changed since previous publications. Certain details (including registration categories, registration ID and open status) affect whether or not a home would meet the criteria to be included in this data, and may be subject to these variances and delays.

  • Av. = average.
  • 2022 figures are YTD figures according to our most recent update.
  • Bed shortfall figures apply to England only.
  • Top 20 refers to the top 20 operators in the sector, determined by those with the highest number of elderly care home beds.
  • CQC ratings apply to England only.
  • ‘% of decisions granted’ data point is of those applications with a decision.
  • Average size of granted schemes is recorded in beds.


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