• Market analysis for the older people's housing sector

    Carterwood's team of specialists provide independent, expert analysis that helps operators, developers and investors to improve decision-making within the older people's housing sector.

Over 600 markets analysed for older people’s housing

Over 600 markets analysed for older people’s housing

83% of older people’s housing applications supported by a Carterwood planning need assessment get consent

83% of older people’s housing applications supported by a Carterwood planning need assessment get consent

Driven by quality data from market-leading sources, including our own proprietary data

Driven by quality data from market-leading sources, including our own proprietary data

Carterwood work with 8/10 of the top older people’s housing operators in the UK

Carterwood work with 8/10 of the top older people’s housing operators in the UK

Carterwood’s core reports for the older people’s housing sector

Commercial due diligence

Assess viability, maximise your market size, pricing and sales velocity with our sector specialist market analysis reports, available in both headline and comprehensive formats to best match the stage of your development journey.

Headline market analysis

Supporting decision making as early as possible during the acquisition process, this concise headline report provides expert, independent analysis of the viability of a proposed scheme or development.

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Comprehensive market analysis

This detailed report provides expert, independent analysis of the viability of a proposed scheme or development, to help maximise your market size, pricing and sales velocity.

 

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Planning

Carterwood are experts in the planning arena for older people’s housing, here to support you at every step of your planning journey from initial need evaluation through to site assessment and support at appeal.

Headline planning need statement

Prepare for success with your next planning application with this concise report that independently assesses the headline need for care beds at pre-application planning stage to inform the decision making and pre-application process.

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Planning need assessment

Increase your chances of securing planning permission with this detailed report that independently assesses need for private extra care or care village units as part of a planning application or appeal submission to the local authority.

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Alternative site assessment

Demonstrate that your sites is the best-suited location for your development with this independent report that clearly, concisely, and thoroughly evaluates all alternative sites in the proposed catchment.

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Planning appeal expert support service

Give your application the best chance of success at appeal with Carterwood’s independent experts. Working with you to defend the care need or alternative site position.

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Other areas of expertise

 

Carterwood are also proud to have supported many clients with bespoke reports and projects, providing them with the expertise and powerful data they need to make the right decisions quicker. These projects include, but are not limited to;

Market intelligence

  • Target town analysis

Determine the optimum locations to meet acquisition and divestment requirements.

  • Staffing market analysis

Determine the availability, location and prevailing pay rates of staff in the local market.

  • Sector reviews

Understand the key drivers in any new market before investing or diversifying

  • Strategic analytics

Find solutions and underpin decision making through the integration and analysis of large, complex datasets.

Planning

  • Planning application research

Comprehensive searches across any geographical areas to identify planning applications for new care facilities.

 

If you would like Carterwood’s sector specialist support with a project, please get in touch and let us help you achieve your goals.

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our clients have to say

  • Carterwood have played an important role in assisting us with our ambitious growth strategy. They offer personal service at all levels of the organisation, continuous report innovations and unrivalled retirement pricing knowledge, which we rely on to continue to develop our new villages.

    Inspired Villages

    Neal Dale

  • Carterwood’s expertise has been invaluable to us, defending planning need cases from beginning to end with experience and specialist care sector knowledge. Their representation, support and liaison skills during the planning appeal process are excellent and we are pleased to work with Carterwood as a consultant of choice.

    Guild Living

    Matthew Serginson, development director

  • Carterwood’s knowledge of the older people’s housing sector means they are a trusted adviser to Anchor Hanover. We have worked together for the last decade and their due diligence reporting and pricing advice has helped us to deliver our growth strategies

    Anchor Hanover Group

    Charles Taylor

  • Carterwood’s alternative site assessment was highly commended by the planning officer for demonstrating that there were no alternative sites in the area for this fantastic new facility. The reports were extremely valuable in successfully obtaining consent for the scheme and we’re delighted with the outcome.

    Perseus Land & Developments

    Duncan Ford, managing director

  • Giving our members access to Carterwood’s excellent market insight will be beneficial to all.

    ARCO

    Michael Voges

  • Carterwood’s expert knowledge of the planning system and specifically need assessments gives us assurance that our application will be supported with market-leading expertise in this sector. Their need assessments have never been challenged which has contributed to us maintaining our 100% success rate at planning.

    Audley Group

    Benedict Krauz, head of planning strategy and innovation

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