Caring Times, in conjunction with Barclays, Knight Frank and Pinsent Masons, are conducting a survey to ascertain the industry's feelings on a number of subjects. Please help us with this by answering all of the questions below, which should take no longer than 5 minutes.


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* 1. Please advise which of the following you operate (tick as many as apply):

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* 2. Please advise your total number of beds operated:

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* 3. What region are you primarily based in?

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* 4. If you have sought acquisition and/or development finance in the last 12 months, have you found it:

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* 5. Please rate the following challenges in order of importance
(1 most important, 5 least important):

  1 2 3 4 5
CQC/Registrations
Fee cuts
Staffing costs
Recruitment
Compliance
Local competition
Maintaining a good reputation
Falling business valuations
Regulatory landscape

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* 6. Are you looking to expand in the next 12 months?

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* 7. How confident are you about the prospects for your organisation over the coming 12 months and to the sector more generally.
(1 extremely confident, 5 no confidence)

  1 2 3 4 5
Your organisation
The sector

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* 8. Has your confidence in the care home market increased or decreased in the last 12 months?

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* 9. What is your opinion of your care home(s) performance?
(Yes or No)

  Yes No
Are you maintaining an occupancy level above 90%?
Are your clients increasingly frail when they move into the home(s)?
Are your average weekly fees reducing?
Are you finding it easier to recruit staff?
Are your profit margins reducing?
Are you concerned about the future longevity and compliance of your home(s)?
Have you changed your safeguarding procedures as a consequence of Winterbourne

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* 10. Which of the following services do you offer or are you currently considering offering?
(tick as many as apply)

  Currently offer Considering offering
Long stay residential
Long stay nursing
Dementia
Respite
Re-enablement
Palliative care
Rehabilitation
Day care
Specialist
Other

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* 11. How have your occupancy levels changed in the last 12 months?

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* 12. How have your fee levels changed in the last 12 months?

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* 13. Do you think the value of your business has changed over the last five years?

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* 14. What impact do you think the following have on the occupancy levels in care homes? (Please rate in order of importance, 1 most impact, 5 least impact)

  1 2 3 4 5
Domiciliary care
Care Villages
Extra Care
Registered Social Landlords
Use of technology (new advances)

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* 15. What is the average stay of your residents?

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* 16. Has the length of stay changed over the last 12 months?

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* 17. Are you considering selling your business in the next 12 months?

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* 18. If you were considering selling your business please advise the importance of the following (please rate in order of importance, 1 extremely important, 5 very unimportant)

  1 2 3 4 5
Price
Sustainability of business
Quality of the purchaser
Ability to cap your liabilities in the sale
Confidentiality/discretion of the sales process
Asset quality
Length of sale
Proof of funding

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* 19. Do you think there is a North/South divide?

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* 20. Have you had greater interaction with Local Authorities over the last 12 months?

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* 21. Do you have any partnerships or joint ventures with Local Authorities or other public sector bodies e.g step down from hospitals

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* 22. Integration of health and care - how do you think this will have an impact on your business?

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* 23. Has the National Living Wage had the impact you expected?

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* 24. Do you expect the National Living Wage to threaten the viability of your business?

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* 25. What do you think the impact of leaving the EU will have on your business?

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