Strong Business Sectors
Throughout the current downturn the healthcare and day nursery sectors continues to remain buoyant.
It is generally acknowledged that people are living longer due to medical advances and a trend towards a healthier lifestyle has caused the older population to significantly increase over the last two decades. While this is obviously great news, there are some important social consequences.
Elderly people are often unable to look after themselves in their later years, the demand for resources to care for them is growing. Family and friends often help, but an increasing amount of the responsibility is being taken up by a growing sector of care providers. In fact, the figure of older people in care homes now approaches 500,000 in the UK alone.
Similarly the demand for quality Day Nursery places is rising very significantly offering a very profitable business return if run well and to the highest standards.