Carterwood Index: Q4 2021 release (elderly care homes)

Welcome back to our quarterly snapshot of the market as we track the essential market statistics for Great Britain: the Carterwood Index.

In this release we update and share our 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 the elderly care home openings and closures over 2021, reveal our self-funded fee research and update you on the predicted shortfall of en-suite and wetroom elderly care home accommodation in England by 2024.

Market size

Asset quality


Openings and closures

Fees (Q2 2021 data)


Planning (31/10/20 – 31/10/21)

Want a reminder of what our Carterwood Index Q3 2021 release for elderly care home market revealed? Simply click here to view

Keep an eye out for our next Carterwood Index update in spring 2022.


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All figures are GB, unless otherwise stated. Updated November 2021.

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.


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