Director Tom Hartley was invited by Health Investor UK editor, Rob Munro, to present our latest research as part of Health Investor’s webinar series on Tuesday 26 May. They were joined by approximately 300 listeners from across the health and social care sector, comprising investors, developers, operators and advisers.
Following our latest Covid-19 research into the elderly care home market in England, the discussion was focused upon how the sector can restore confidence in its care homes and whether the self-funding care market will thrive in the wake of Covid-19. The lack of availability of testing and PPE, combined with high death rates, has had a devastating effect on public perception of the care sector and, despite heroic efforts by operators, it is likely to take considerable time before confidence is restored.
In the light of these sobering facts, Tom answered questions from a range of listeners regarding social care reform, the future impact on bank lending and the role of regulators going forward. Listen to this wide-ranging webinar by downloading the recording on the Health Investor website here.
Tom, commented ‘It was a real pleasure to take part in the webinar and share our views to those across the sector. I am confident that the self-pay market will recover alongside occupancy and that banks will continue to lend to the sector. We believe that there will be rising pressure for social care reform within Government and for regulators to review the minimum accommodation standards, to ensure the highest quality accommodation is available for all care home residents going forward.”