The Care Home Group

The Care Home Group is the UK’s leading provider of care home investment opportunities. The developer is focussed on purchasing old care homes that are in need of refurbishment, the developer will then deploy its team of builders which will in turn convert the property into a beautiful loving home for the elderly. These amazing properties are a real asset for the community and we are so proud of the investment that is going in to these properties.

The Care Home Group is focussed on developing properties in affluent areas in which there is a large catchment of people willing and wanting to pay for there care. The market is huge and the United Kingdom is facing a situation which is getting out of control, with a severe lack of beds and a severe lack of funding for the sector, hence the reason as to why FJP Investment is directing funds at care home investments.

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Care Home Investment VS Hotel Room Investment – The Verdict

As one of the UK’s leading introducers of property-based investments with a solid 5 years in business, we certainly have what it takes to identify market leading investment opportunities.

We are going to share our views and thoughts on both the care home investment market, as well as the hotel room investment sector with you our clients and prospective clients.

Both care home investments and hotel room investments are attracting hundreds of millions of pounds each and every year from investors seeking above average yields. Both, as a vehicle for investment, are similar in the sense that an investor will invest in a room within a building and earn income, based on someone renting the space, both investments come with a title deed and are often of a similar rate of return.

Hotel Room Investment

The sector has done tremendously well in the last decade or so, since we have been in and around identifying investment opportunities, there have always been hotel room investments as an option for our investors.

Investors will purchase a room in a hotel and receive a title deed.

The investor will then earn a share of the revenue generated from people paying to stay in the room, the investor will be completely hands-off in the sense that there will be a management company in place to operate the hotel / advertise the room.

Hotel room investments have typically done well over the years, it is very much demand based and so long as the economy is doing well, there tends to be demand from people going away and needing somewhere to stay.

Hotel Room Investment

Hotel Room Investment

Care Home Investment

We have recently cast our eyes towards this hot area of the property market. Care homes have been around for as long as property has been sought after, there is a real high demand from property investors seeking stable and more longer-term property investments. We have looked at care home investments and have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the underlying asset and the numbers really stack up for investment.

Investors are purchasing a care suite within a care home and they in turn are receiving a title deed. The investor will then earn a share of the income generated from someone renting the room, there will be no involvement whatsoever from the investor, as the care provider will come in and take control of every aspect of providing a very high standard of service in accordance with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We believe care home investments to be a solid option for an investor seeking a stable return over a longer period of time with excellent returns.

Care Home Investment

Care Home Investment

Care Home Investment VS Hotel Room Investment – The Verdict

Both are quality assets that investors should be considering as a suitable acquisition for an investment portfolio. Both will offer similar returns and are very much of a similar price, both also come with title deeds and are certainly very similar by nature of what they are and what they do.

There is one major difference in the sense that, a typical care home will be 20 to 30 rooms, where as a typical hotel might have say 100 rooms.

In addition, the occupancy of a hotel room might be on average 2 to 4 days, whereas the occupancy of a care home is typically 3 years.

Another factor with regards to the 3-year average occupancy for the care homes, the better the level of care, the better the level of care home, naturally helps one to live longer which possibly ensures an even higher occupancy level than the 3 year mark.

It is pretty easy therefore to draw conclusions, both are high yielding, and both offer a lucrative package for an investor, but, from an occupancy standpoint – the care home investment is the clear winner in our opinion.

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Site Visit – Carlauren Group Care Home Investment

We love going on our site visits to meet with our partners and developers and most importantly, we love to tell the story to our investors. What ultimately makes FJP Investment successful and we get told this time and time again, is that we get up and out of the office and go to see our client’s investments and how they are progressing, we then come back to the office with a plethora of photos and videos and a story to tell.

With our investors investing in our Care Home investments from all over the world, it is not always possible to come and see for yourself and therefore rely on us making regular check-ins with the Carlauren Group and thus providing our investors with timely updates.

We get it. We understand what it means for an investor to receive photo updates and we will be sure to continue this and with every site visit, we become better at telling you the story.

June 4th, 2018, we went to Yeovil for a few days to meet with a client who had just arrived from Saudi Arabia. We were taking him on a site visit, the timing of the site visit was actually very good as we had 3 care homes within a good 20-minute drive to showcase:

Hurst Martock – 13 minute drive from Carlauren Group Head office.
Status: Construction well underway – a good 50 or so builders on site and several weeks away from completion.

Latimer Lodge – 7 minute drive from Carlauren Group Head office.
Status: Completed and fully occupied.

Tynedale House – 7 minute drive from Carlauren Group Head Office.
Status: Completed a few days before we arrived and guests arriving in the coming weeks.

On this particular site visit we were able to see a care home under construction, a completed construction and of course a care home fully occupied. This was really valuable for both us and our client, as we could see what a care home investment looks like at all stages.

State Funded Care Homes

Any one who thinks of a care home, or has visited a care home will have the vision of boring colours and lots of residents sitting on old chairs in one big room. Government funded care homes are in big trouble, with the UK Government funding care for those who need it, that is ultimately the reason why those in Government funded care homes, are getting a poor service.

If you have been assessed as needing a care home place and your capital is below £23,250, you should be entitled to financial support from your local authority. This typically works out as £450 a week being paid by the Government to the care home.

Carlauren Group Care Homes

Luxury en-suite care studios with professional care and support on hand 24 hours a day. Residents benefit from the finest furnishings, fabrics and fittings. I think, what makes Carlauren Group exceptional is that they hire the best of the best. For example, the chef at Latimer Lodge is an award winning chef. All of the biscuits are baked in-house, all of the meals are freshly prepared using the finest ingredients. Fine dining is on offer with companionship from all of the other residents, Latimer Lodge even has a hair and beauty salon on site and a Bentley for the residents to be chauffeured around town.

The key to understand what the Carlauren Group are doing – they are offering a 5-star level of care to those who want to pay for it.

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The Numbers – Care Home Investment

The average life expectancy of someone in a care home is typically 3 years.

More than 80% of citizens in the United Kingdom aged 75 and above own a property. The wealth amongst those aged 75 and above is significant with many owning second properties, stock and shares, bonds and saving accounts.

The price per week in Latimer Lodge is around £1,300.

3 years = 156 weeks

£1,300 x 156 = £202,000

If you can imagine the average cost being put at £202,000 from the estate, for a very high quality end of life service, it is easy to understand why this is an attractive proposition for those who demand the very best.

As far an investor is concerned, he/she will see how the yield is more than easily obtained. I think another interesting point that my colleague makes, when you go into a care home, you go in and you stay in. Which means the turnover of guest within your room is very low. Whereas if you as an investor was looking at a hotel room investment, not only does it pay the same rate of return as a care home – but it also has a high turnover of guests staying 1 night to 3 nights on average.

The overall feeling and thoughts from seeing the latest status of the developments from the Carlauren Group is that we feel proud and privileged to have identified a developer whom is delivering a quality product with sustainable yields and an excellent service to the residents.

The Carlauren Group have at the time of writing this article around 15 care homes. The jewel in the crown is Windlestone Hall in County Durham, we still have some availability and if you are wanting to see the details, we encourage you to make contact and register your interest today.

Windlestone Hall was built in 1830 and was the grandest stately home of its time, the birthplace of Sir Anthony Eden who was the UK prime minister in 1955. The Carlauren Group have a grand plan of renovating this property and breathing fresh life into a beautiful estate of apartments and cottages for the retirement community. Planning permission has been granted to build an underground health club and spa with a gym and swimming pool.

Windlestone Hall is a stunning building and it is very easy to understand why someone with class will yearn to live out their latter years in such an incredible environment.

The head chef at Latimer Lodge is Mathieu Eke, he worked for Antony Worrall Thompson at the famous 190 Queens Gate in London and then went on to work in the Michelin Starred restraint at Castle Hotel in Taunton.

The standard of nutrition is extremely high, and residents enjoy premium fine dining on a daily basis. The best news of all, is that family members are welcome to join their loved ones for meals.

As far as transforming a property, it has typically taken 4 to 6 weeks, though every property is unique, and some require more time than others. The Carlauren Group are operating an impressive number of properties across England. What impressed us most of all is that the Carlauren Group are bringing everything in-house and creating synergies between the various services that are on offer.

Technology is a big part of the strategy for the Carlauren Group. Family members are able to access an app and get a snap shot of what their family member is doing, what they are eating and also read reports written by staff. The application manages everything in one place, such as food allergies, dietary plans and offers real time reporting and feedback.

Going forward, there is a big opportunity that the Carlauren Group are about to take advantage of, they are creating an application which will be rolled out throughout the United Kingdom with a focus on centralising available rooms for those seeking respite care.

Respite care is planned or emergency temporary care provided to caregivers of an adult. The care provider for example, needs a break and is going on holiday but her / his father is unwell to go along, she or he will then ring round care homes looking for available beds. This application will be a bit like booking.com or Skyscanner in the sense that it will showcase all of the available beds, services, reviews, photos and carers will be able to check their loved ones in just like you would with a hotel. Revolutionary and forward thinking and very much pleasing to see!

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Care Home Investment Opportunity

The Carlauren Group is in the business of acquiring and renovating care accommodation in affluent locations on behalf of property investors.

The number of people reaching retirement age is growing and will continue to grow at unprecedented rates for a good while yet. New facilities are needed, and the quality of the product must improve throughout the United Kingdom because expectations are increasing.

Rob Fielder is the executive director care and support at the Carlauren Group. He was previously an inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and his job would be to go in and inspect care homes throughout the UK so very much qualified in his field.

Investing in a care home studio is a really good method to generate long term income. By taking option 2, (there are 3 options with this investment) you will receive a monthly income from your care studio equivalent to 10% per annum. The property comes with a title deed registered in your name at the land registry.

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Retirement Home Investment Opportunity

The opportunity for investors to earn money are varied especially when you take a look at the retirement home investment opportunity sector of the property market. We are currently seeing a growing number of investors approach the sector with a view to generating medium to long term profit on investment. Knight Frank have said that if the current curve continues, the UK retirement home supply is expected to fall from 456,400 beds to 444,700, while the population over the age of 65 is due to rise by 1 million from 11.4 million, this is the recipe for creating an acute shortage of beds by the year 2020.

The lack of care home facilities has created a situation which ultimately will need to be addressed and this is why we are looking at retirement home investment opportunities with our investors. Knight Frank are suggesting that 6,000 new beds are needed per year, but unfortunately, we are going the other way with care homes closing due to lack of investment. Many care home providers are struggling to find reasons to invest and refurbish their existing rooms due to their less desirability as many of these homes are quite older buildings with less than adequate facilities for the number of occupants and this in turn results in occupancy levels falling as people seek more up to date and more modern care in their later years.

In recent times, the case for elderly care has effectively created what some would view as a two-tier system with a vast difference between the performance of retirement home providers who are providing for privately funded residents versus those who rely on local authority funding.

We regularly see media coverage which is predominantly focussed on the struggles of retirement home operators who are catering for their residents who receive funding from the local authorities, when we see the reduction in funding from the authorities it makes it very difficult for the care home owners to provide the level of expected service.

The privately funded care homes are doing very well, these are mainly in affluent areas of the United Kingdom, areas such as the South East and South West of England.

Retirement Home Investment Opportunity

It is said that 1/3 of property wealth in the United Kingdom is now under the control of households where at least 1 of the occupiers is aged 65 and above. Drilling into the numbers even further, nearly 1 in 10 of those aged 55 to 64 are living in a household with a net property wealth of +£500,000.

The “Grey Pound” now accounts for some 76% of financial wealth in the United Kingdom and it is said they have the willingness to spend. The life expectancy of this age group is increasing year on year at a startling rate. Those that are in retirement are said to have modest incomes along with relatively high assets which ultimately translates into higher feelings of prosperity.

When the moment comes for an individual or a couple to consider the need for a retirement home, it is very clear that they are shying away from the traditional and more institutional home that their parents may have previous occupied as it does not meet their requirements. instead they are turning to their assets to funder a higher quality of care rather than that which is offered by the state.

Investing in Residential Care Homes

We are typically looking at developments that are from Victorian period properties in which they have managed to keep their original features along with generous room sizes. Often they will have operated as care homes for many years and with that there is an amazing opportunity for private financing to come in and redevelop some of this dilapidated stock and help to bridge the gap between supply and demand.

An extensive survey is done on each property along with the production of a feasibility report. This will ensure that the property is in a good position as to whether or not it is the right property to generate an income from. The typical size of the retirement home is 15 to 30 rooms and they are in areas that have a high retired population within an affluent area.

The retirement home is then renovated to a very high standard over a period of 4 to 6 months. Following the redevelopment, the retirement home is then reopened offering a luxury home from home to fee paying residents. When buying up existing retirement homes, there is often very little needed in terms of planning applications as it is normally simply a case of the property having a full refit as opposed to actual construction work.

Investing in a retirement home is seen as a smart move because you are investing your capital in an area of the property sector which is considered to be in high demand with diminishing supply.

Nursing Home Investment

When a retirement home is identified as prime for investment, a marketing strategy is developed with a unique focus to said property in order to build awareness and interest from those in the local area. Making use of modern marketing techniques and all round good PR, it allows for the full potential of the property to be fulfilled by having the right target audience learn about the offering.

Investing in Nursing Homes

Step 1: Due Diligence

The company identifies suitable properties in affluent towns and regions. The company undertakes constant monitoring of the care market and the availability of suitable properties and ensures that full commercial, technical and financial due diligence takes place on all potential properties.

Step 2: Purchase

Following a satisfactory outcome of due diligence, and provided sufficient funds are available, investment monies are used to acquire the property.

Step 3: Development

The properties are renovated into 5-star luxury care accommodation using permitted development rights where possible or the equivalent full planning requirements. The potential for extension works to existing properties and/or the construction of new build facilities to increase the number of care studios is always explored.

Step 4: Operation, sales and lettings

Upon completion of works the property is registered (or re-registered, as appropriate) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the provision of residential, nursing and domiciliary care services. Comprehensive regional marketing and sales campaigns are then launched to secure sales and lettings on individual care studios and achieve/maintain target occupancy levels.

You have the opportunity to purchase a care studio within a care home on an 125 year leasehold basis. The care studio will then be managed for you and in return you will receive a fixed income. More information about our retirement home investment opportunity is available upon request.

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Nursing Home Investment Opportunities

With the number of people approaching retirement age on the increase in the UK and growing in the foreseeable future, there in which is an opportunity for property developers to do their bit and bring more nursing home investment opportunities to the table. We have identified a fantastic opportunity for investors within this in-demand segment of the UK property market and we are delighted to share with you our research.

The number of individuals aged 85 and above is expected to grow by more than 100% in the coming years which is extremely concerning when you consider the number of beds are currently on the decline due to lack of investment in the sector.

Invest in Elderly Care

The opportunity to invest in elderly care is one which is of great attraction to prospective investors, there are some great developers that we are in partnership with such as The Carlauren Group, who are acquiring properties that are in need of renovation, however, the key to making this work is to truly do a fantastic job in delivering a facility which will stand the test of time and will ultimately keep residents wanting to live out the latter years of their life at the facility.

The Carlauren Group will then operate the care home using their own end user service called Caring Communities. This company is all about providing a quality of care which is to a 5 star standard, the key is to attract the higher end of the market with regards to residential care services.

The elderly care model generates revenue through the sale of rooms within the care home and then renting them to permanent residents. In addition to the sale of the care rooms there is a premium service being provided, and naturally there is a fee to be charged to residents whom desire the top level care within a top of the range care home. The Carlauren Group is all about identifying care home investment opportunities in affluent areas of the United Kingdom and then repackaging it all to a service that is of an extremely high level and that which residents aged over 65 + would be looking to self fund.

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Nursing Home Investments

There has always been an interest in nursing home investments from investors that we come into contact with. We are finding a surge in interest particularly of late due to the dire situation in terms of the diminishing number of available care beds to those in need. The plan of The Carlauren Group is to carry on with the acquisition plan of procuring care homes throughout the UK and always to focus on the service to the end user. There are a couple of ways in which investors are able to receive their rental income from such investment.

You could opt to have your income direct from the actual resident, much the same as an actual buy-to-let works, whilst this option would offer you a higher return on your investment, it would be variable depending on occupancy.

Alternatively, and by far the most popular option, you could take up the managed option which would see you earn a fixed income regardless of occupancy.

Investors from all over the world have developed an understanding of the UK property markets. Whilst the majority of the UK market is somewhat of a challenge when it comes to identifying positive opportunities, there is a great deal of interest in nursing home investments for the very reason that there is so much potential going forward.

The homes on offer within our care home investment are simply about providing luxury homes for the elderly with superb interiors and the very best in home-cooked dining and care every single minute of the day. It is a very high standard to live up to, but the delivery of a service with a smile is what makes all the difference to residents within the nursing home.

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Note

FJP Investment is very much about finding profitable investment opportunities for our global audience of investors. The care home investment sector in the UK is rapidly increasing in popularity with traditional property investors. With industry leaders clearly identifying a sever shortfall in the number of available care beds by the year 2020, there is no doubt that investing in a care home is a smart move, considering the incoming demand from prospective residents.

FJP Investment has recently partnered with the Carlauren Group, a fantastic UK based developer of care home investments working in partnership to provide investors to fund their developments. The Carlauren Group have a track record of developing more than 15 care homes on behalf of investors and the future looks very bright for what they are trying to achieve.

Nursing Home Investment Opportunities

With the number of people aged over 65 now over the 10 million mark for the first time, we are in a situation where the elderly now outnumber those who are under 16. In fact it is those aged 85 or more that are the fastest growing demographic within the United Kingdom and this is all down to the vastly improved health and preventative care on offer. With that we have complications of a system which needs to adjust in order to keep up with the demand, over the next 20 years, we are expecting more people to live longer and this will place even more pressure and this is why nursing home investment opportunities are needed more than ever.

We are also seeing an increasing demand for specialist care such as dementia, another area The Carlauren Group specialises in. There is estimated to be at least 800,000 people in the United Kingdom who are currently living with dementia, this figure is predicted to hit 1 million by 2021 and then double by the year 2050, they also need care in their later years which at present is just not available.

The need is more than clear – further information about care home investments is available upon request.

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Introducing Care Home Investments from The Carlauren Group

The possibilities of making money from property are endless….

Where there is a desire and a need for said property, there will be an opportunity to generate income for the investor and today, we are introducing you to the world of Care Home investments, specifically, a developer we have recently partnered with called The Carlauren Group.

Before we get into the details on The Carlauren Group and the rationale for investing in care homes we want to first provide you with the background of the market and where this particular segment is heading in the next couple of years.

FJP Investment was established is 2013 and over the years we have for ourselves seen a lot of care home investments come up, along with a big portion of our clients make investments in the sector. All of the research indicates that we are heading to a crisis point within the care home sector with the UK expected to hit an “acute shortage” stage by year 2020 (just 2 years away). When we reach the stage of having an acute shortage we all can clearly understand that with supply being restricted and demand being high, there is our opportunity as property investors to capitalise.

We believe “now” is the right time to dip our toe into this market and with that being said, we are pleased to introduce our investors to The Carlauren Group – a leading developer of care home investments based in Yeovil, Somerset.

The Carlauren Group is an award winning developer of UK based care homes and in all of our dealings with the developer we have found them to be an excellent partner in which we work with. They have a quality team in place which ensures they are able to identify high yielding care home investments on behalf of our investors.

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About The Carlauren Group

The company was founded in 2015 and has successfully raised capital for the fulfilment of 13 various care homes throughout the United Kingdom.

From our discussions with the developers we have ascertained that they have a big network of investors buying in from Asia, this is no surprise, as we often find the investment offerings we are introducing to our investors create a demand from Asia based investors. Another big market of investors is the UK, this is an area in which FJP Investment specialises in and we will be on-hand to assist all of our new investors and existing clients from start to finish with their care home investments.

According to The Carlauren Group:

Technology: we’re introducing new, interactive and accessible technologies and applications for the benefit of our residents, their families, our care and management teams, and investors

Innovation: we will constantly challenge the norm, and seek new ideas to improve the way we operate and fund caring communities

People: we’ll bring the right people into our business, and make sure they always have the skills and resources to deliver the highest and most ethical standards of service to our residents, at all times

Property: we acquire and redevelop luxurious, traditional accommodation, and breathe new life into the sector by attracting new private investors through our unique investment models

The Carlauren Group are in the business of acquiring / renovating and then operating luxury care home accommodation within affluent areas of the United Kingdom. The focus in on providing 5-star levels of care and service to people staying at the nursing homes who are typically aged 65 years and above.

We all know the UK population is ageing and for this reason there is an increase in pressure for care resources and this is where we have identified an ideal opportunity to invest.

If the situation was not bad enough as it is, there are a large number of care homes that are closing due to lack of investment.

Full details about our opportunity can be found here by registering your interest: The Carlauren Group.

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How does a care home investment work?

With so many properties vacant or in need of investment, it is still very much a case of having the pick of the bunch. The Carlauren Group will conduct extensive surveys and feasibility studies to ensure each development is of solid overall construction and of course suitable for the formula of redevelopment and remodelling, the typical care facility will be of at least 20 beds of above average sizes.

Market research is essential to ensure the properties are in areas that consist of a high proportion of retired and retirees.

Each care home is then renovated to 5-star luxury standard over a period typically a six months before opening to the public under the CQC* registered company called Caring Communities. *(Care Quality Commission the regulator of health and social services in England)

You purchase the care studio on a 125-year leasehold with the care home at below market value. You then receive an income on a buy-to-let basis.

As an investor you will receive a full and legal title deed which means the property is registered in your name at the Land Registry.

The funds that you are investing are used to purchase and refurbish the property as well as maintaining the premium standard of care to deliver a premium service to residents.

The income is paid monthly and is fixed at 10% net yield per annum.

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There has never been a better time to invest within the care home sector and as long as you are investing with a reputable company such as The Care Home Group, you will stand to profit over the short, medium and long term.

More information is available on request: care home investment.

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