Henry Stewart Conferences and Events (HSCE) is holding its annual conference on Nursing and Care Homes Values and Trends in London next month.
The one-day conference on February 9 is directed at business leaders across nursing homes, care homes, assisted living, domiciliary care services and third age housing.
Craig Woolam, director, head of healthcare, at Savills will chair and open the conference, before handing over to Nadra Ahmed, chairman of the National Care Association, who will assess the current challenges and opportunities facing the care sector.
A panel discussion will explore these themes in more detail. Adam Lenton, director and head of healthcare, at Colliers International; Anthony Oldfield, director – healthcare at Jones Lang LaSalle;
Ben Rosewall, director, Specialist Markets, Healthcare at CBRE; and Ian Travis, relationship director, Healthcare, London SME Banking for Lloyds Bank PLC will debate how they see care homes performing today.
Topics will include occupancy analysis and the trends, profitability of the sector, warning signs, and challenges facing the sector such as the impact of the national living wage on the care home sector.
Christopher Wishart, partner, Healthcare, at Knight Frank LLP, is promising a challenging review of why so many care homes are opening at the same time that others are closing. He explores in detail how market forces are re-shaping the sector.
Michael Voges, executive director, Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) says the conference is an important opportunity to assess how perennial challenges and opportunities are affecting the market today. “The issues don’t change too often and the objectives are pretty constant – it’s just that the means of addressing and achieving them keep changing,” he says.