Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Residential Care Homes For Sale Dorset

Axis is a specialist business broker with a variety of residential care homes for sale in Dorset as well as in other parts of the South, South East and South West of England. For buyers seeking to acquire residential care homes for sale, Dorset is a perfect county to consider and Axis can assist you every step of the way.

Buying residential care homes for sale Dorset is a sound business proposition, as demand for these services remains high and consistent with an ever-aging population and life expectancies continuing to steadily rise for the UK population.
Dorset lies in the South West of England and its population is quite widely spread over this rural area. It is known for its tourist trade as it has great coastal areas, a sunny climate and stunning scenery and all these factors also makes it a popular location for retirement and retirement homes. This means the requirement for private healthcare services such as residential care homes is strong in Dorset.

This article will outline the points of client demand and reasons to buy residential care homes for sale Dorset. We will also look at possible popular locations for residential care homes for sale Dorset and the surrounding area.

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Client Demand for Residential Care Homes for Sale Dorset

Client demand for residential care homes for sale Dorset is high and the need for top quality services isn’t set to decrease in the foreseeable future. This follows the general UK trend, with demographic changes resulting in an ongoing and growing demand for residential care, especially in certain sectors of the community.

Residential care homes for sale in Dorset typically provide care for several people, ranging from as small a number as five to over one hundred residents. A care home usually consists of a single building or a complex of buildings on the same site.  What a residential care home can do is specialise in a particular area of healthcare for example elderly and retired people who maybe only need quite a low level of care to those who need round the clock assistance such as people suffering with dementia, mental illness or the mentally or physically disabled.
The three primary types of residential care homes for sale Dorset would be nursing homes, retirement homes and residential care homes for those with specific needs such as learning disabilities, dementia and mental health.

Nursing homes generally provide long term care for those who are unable to live alone due to ongoing medical needs, and will employ qualified nursing staff. To help the NHS meet their ever increasing demands, independent nursing homes are now thriving in certain areas of the UK, such as Dorset, where the population is predominantly older than the national average. 

Retirement Homes are more suited to those who no longer wish to live independently in their own home because maybe cleaning, cooking and general day to day tasks are too much for them, but they do not need constant medical care and attention.

Care homes catering for specific needs is a more niche market and requires dedicated and highly qualified staff to deal with the rigors of caring for people with more severe medical or mental health issues. This need can be country wide as these issues can affect people of any age. However diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s tend to affect more elderly patients who may have moved to Dorset for retirement and have subsequently become ill.

Buyer Demand for Residential Care Homes for Sale Dorset

The buyer demand for residential care homes for sale Dorset is strong, which is in line with the demand throughout the UK. However the South West of the country has a particularly high demand for residential care homes, as it is such a popular area for people to retire to.

When you are considering buying residential care homes for sale Dorset there are a number of factors to consider.

Buyers will typically have to take over the upkeep and maintenance of the premises, as well as being responsible for the freehold, leasehold or rent of the property. It is wise to look for a company with a minimum of 2 stars or good rating by the Care Quality Commission.

A care home which has a mixture of NHS funded and private work is also an attractive and sensible business option, as private work is exempt from any new government legislation, which may affect funding.

It may be possible for a buyer to purchase a residential care home for sale Dorset without any previous care home experience, provided a registered manager and qualified team already work there and are willing to stay on in their roles, and if the care home has fully managed status .

However, in general those looking to buy a residential care home for sale Dorset will already be in the industry and maybe even have specific care knowledge for certain groups such as geriatric nursing or dealing with patients with psychiatric problems. You will also have marketing skills on how to attract residents, be able to deal with local councils and authorities and understand all the necessary CQC requirements.

Specialist residential care homes, for example those dealing in care for people with learning disabilities, autism, hospices or palliative care are very much called for and as a niche business in the healthcare industry these make a good option.

Popular Locations for Residential Care Homes for Sale Dorset

The majority of the population of Dorset resides along the coastline. This makes the seaside towns of Weymouth, Swanage, Bournemouth, Poole, Ware, Lyme Regis and Portland all ideal places for residential care homes in Dorset. The county has a population of just over 700,000 people but 62% of this figure lives in what is known as the South East Dorset Conurbation, which comprises Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The next largest area of habitation is Weymouth. With most of the people living by the sea, the county’s main industry has changed in recent times from farming to leisure and tourism and around 18 million holiday makers and day trippers visit Dorset every year.

The rest of the county is largely rural, with over half designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dorset’s Jurassic coast, featuring Lulworth Cove and Chesil Beach, is a World Heritage site.

Dorset only has a few major towns such as the pretty county town of Dorchester. Dorset enjoys warm weather in summer, with a low rainfall and mild winters and this is one of the reasons it has become a haven for elderly and retired people.  This can be seen in the average age population figures for Dorset, which has a very high percentage of residents over retirement age at just under 27% which is much higher than the UK average of 19%.

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Domiciliary Care Companies For Sale Sussex

For prospective buyers of domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex, Axis is a specialist business that can guide you through the process of purchase. As well as domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex we assist clients throughout the South of England.

Here we will outline the reasons for purchasing domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex, the level of demand for their services in the both the East and the West of the county, and look at popular locations for domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex.

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Reasons to Buy a Domiciliary Care Company for Sale Sussex

There is a large and growing demand for domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex as a result of demographic changes and the generally high population in this part of England. Domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex is an attractive investment for business, and healthcare in general still provides excellent profits even in tough economic times. We are now all living longer and this means a high demand for good quality home care domiciliary services, especially in areas of the UK where elderly people often settle. This makes domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex a great business opportunity.

Domiciliary care companies provide care to those who need it in their own homes. Carers come to visit and help residents with day to day tasks or personal matters such as washing, dressing etc. The visits can be as short as 15 minutes a day for a one off task to 24 hour care seven days a week.  The demand for this type of care can be very high, especially in areas populated primarily by older or retired people such as Sussex and the South coast.

Sussex is a popular retirement location and all along this part of the south coast of England there are many retirement homes and places where people come at the end of their careers to relax by the sea. Sussex has quiet rural areas and seaside towns, and yet it also has easy access to London for those who still wish to get up to town for entertainment or to visit family.

Sussex is in close proximity to other counties such as Surrey, Kent and Hampshire, which all border it and is dominated by its coastline where many of the major towns and places to visit are situated. Rurally Sussex is split into three major areas: to the southwest is the coastal plain, where most of the population live; the South Downs and their famous chalk hills lie to the North of the county; and beyond this, between the North and South Downs, is the Sussex Weald which is a mainly a forest area popular with older people for walking and spotting wildlife.

The general population of Sussex is one million three hundred thousand with a split of eight hundred thousand residents in West Sussex and half a million people in East Sussex. Over a fifth of the population in West Sussex are aged 65 or over which makes the health and well being of older people in this area a prominent issue. Sussex is therefore an ideal location for domiciliary care companies to start their business.

Local NHS hospitals often need the assistance of local domiciliary care companies to help elderly patients after they leave hospital. There are many NHS hospitals in West Sussex in the major towns and seaside resorts, with two in Chichester and one each in Brighton, Crawley, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. In East Sussex there are NHS hospitals in Hastings, Rye, Eastbourne and Bexhill on Sea where there are also several NHS clinics too.

Popular Locations for Domiciliary Care Companies for Sale Sussex

The most popular locations for domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex are those in or near large population centres, and especially in areas with large numbers of elderly residents. Along the coast there are the major seaside resorts of Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Eastbourne and Hastings. All these places attract elderly people for their retirement and Eastbourne has a particularly large older population due to its record of being the sunniest place in the UK.

Inland there are towns such as Chichester, Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead and out in the countryside there are smaller villages like Arundal, Yapton, Uckfield and Billinghurst as well as the North and South Downs and the Sussex Weald.

How to Find a Domiciliary Care Company for Sale Sussex

Axis are a specialist broker business with over 15 years of experience and have a large choice of companies for sale within the UK in a number of business areas. If you wish to find domiciliary care companies for sale Sussex, then you can contact us on the phone, through our website or register your interest using our online registration form. You can also request or download one of our brochures. It is quick and simple to see the types of business we have for sale on our website.

Alternatively, take advantage of our retained buyer service. This service allows you to target companies of a specific profile or location which may not be seeking a buyer on the open market. We research and target businesses on your behalf and make confidential approaches to companies that match your requirements. This approach can often allow buyers to make successful acquisitions of businesses without competition from other buyers.

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