Financial solutions for groups in the care sector
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Designed For Your Group
- Payments geared to your turnover
- Adverse Credit – no problem
- No Income Proof Required
- Repayment and interest-only available
Finance For Property
- Terms up to 20 years
- £50,000 – No Maximum
- Rates from 2% over base rate
- Up to 80% Loan to Value available
- Answers for all types of challenges
- Solutions tailored to your needs
- Arrangements tailored to your circumstances
- Assets, cashflow, growth capital
The caring professions must face commercial realities. Profit must be made to keep staff paid and services open. Expanding a group may mean economies of scale - but it will require a major investment
Consolidation and expansion are important factors in the care sector. Old peoples homes, nursing homes and sheltered accomodation are often operated by groups, which can provide resources to provide the highest standards, while enjoying economies of scale.
Expanding a group - by acquiring an established facility or by setting up a new home or service will demand professional skills and organisation, but key to success will be finding the most cost-effective funding.
At Rangewell, we have experts in funding for the care sector. We understand the challenges involved and the solutions.
Your funding needs
You will need solutions to:
- Buy an existing facility or business group
- Set up a new facility
- Acquire equipment and assets
- Provide working capital
- Support your cashflow
- Finance growth
- Deal with tax
- Deal with problems
Buy an existing facility or business group
Buy an existing facility, or an existing operating group has the important advantage in that it will have staff and if appropriate residents already in place and can generate predictable revenue from day one.
Lenders may be sympathetic. They are usually happier lending to acquire an established business which has already demonstrated viability with positive accounts over previous years.
A very large scale of finance will be required, but at Rangewell, we frequently find funding solutions in the £million or even £ tens of millions level. Lending at this scale must be individually arranged, but solutions frequently are based around lending secured on property or a commercial mortgage.
Contact us to discuss large scale funding.
Set up a new facility
Creating a new facility such as a residential home will also require considerable investment.
Your first consideration is going to be finding suitable premises.
Remember, you will need change of use planning permission from the local authority to turn a private residence into a care home.
Commercial mortgages can help you spread the cost of acquiring a suitable property over 20 years or more. Setting up a care home may involve many other expenses, but with property being looked on positively by most lenders, as an existing care business it may be relatively easy to secure the mortgage you need.
Contact us about commercial mortgages
Your new care home will have a range of equipment needs.
Asset finance lets you spread the cost of the equipment - or assets - you need. There are several types of asset finance:
Hire Purchase allows you to hire assets until you have paid for them. HP agreements generally last between 12 and 72 months and require a 10-20% deposit plus fixed monthly instalments.
Leasing is operates like a rental agreement with a monthly charge to use the asset.Find out more about asset funding solutions <link>.
Staffing for your children’s home
It is up to the owners of homes,to make sure that unsuitable and unskilled workers are not employed. All children’s homes should be staffed by well-trained, well-supported people who care about and want to work with children with complex needs. It is now recognised as highly desirable that that staff working in care roles in children’s homes should be required to register with an independent body that oversees standards within the profession.
Residential staff frequently have to deal with incredibly difficult and challenging situations. They may be subject to physical violence, verbal abuse and may need to act quickly to prevent self-harm, assaults, or damage to property. Children’s homes are currently competing with other low-paid, employers for untrained low paid staff. which may be less stressful and have more regular hours. Where staff are not trained, supported or valued there are high levels of sickness, absence, staff turnover and difficulties with recruitment.
The costs of selecting and training staff who are able to provide a high quality service may be high. It will increase the cost of running your home, and may lead to a difficulties with cashflow.
Cashflow support and working capital finance can provide cash to deal with large costs and overheads, and keep your cashflow positive. It is usually designed to be repaid in the short- to medium-term, once the problem has been dealt with. Find out more about cashflow finance for care homes.
Tax loans for care groups
A large quarterly VAT or annual tax demand can cause problems with your cashflow, particularly when it falls at the same time as other costs. Tax loans help you spread the cost of your tax demands into affordable monthly payments. They mean that you care home business can have:
- Better control of cash flow
- Fixed monthly payments
- Quick and simple to arrange
It can also ensure that you avoids larte payment issues with HMRC, with the potential penalties and reputational damage that can follow
See how a Tax Loan can mean better control of cashflow for care homes.
Dealing with problems
To ensure care providers are meeting the required standards, the CQC inspects many types of care facilities at regular intervals. It set high standards. It bases its checks on five key service areas of safety, effectiveness, leadership, standard of care and responsiveness to residents’ needs.
Every CQC inspection results in one of four possible ratings: Outstanding, Good, Needs Improvement or, in the worst case scenario, Inadequate. ,
A poor result in an inspection may have a considerable financial impact, and require substantial investment in training or facilities to overcome. At Rangewell, we know the solutions which can help deal with challenges.
Find out more about finance for groups facing reputational or financial difficulties.
How we help you capitalise your group
Growing your group business may present a number of funding needs.
At Rangewell, we aim to provide an individual approach and the solutions you need. We use our expertise to find the most competitive deal for all types of finance, including Professional Loans, Unsecured and Secured Loans. As well as conventional loan products, we can help you find Alternative Funding, using new loan providers and innovative funding solutions.
Whether your care home plans need a simple quick solution, or a complicated ‘Jigsaw’ funding plan made up of a combination of products for the long term, we can work with you to find the answers.
Call us now to get our care sector funding experts working for you.
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Download Rangewell’s free and detailed guide to Finance for your Care Home
What types of finance are available to Care Homes and business providing residential care?
What is Asset Finance - and how it gives you a business advantage
Can finance help me increase the number of care home places my property offers?
Why not all providers are equal - finding the one that’s right for you
How we can help you pay less than 0%
The downsides to finance - and how to avoid them
How to arrange finance - What paperwork do you need?
What type of information will I need to provide with an application (eg, company numbers, registered office details, VAT numbers, accounts)?
Are all lenders authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority?
How do I go about arranging Care Home finance?
Key terms explained
More information available in our care ecosystem for businesses in the care and support sector/care model
Getting the right funding arrangement is essentialThere are many forms of business finance available. Getting the most appropriate type for your particular needs is essential to avoid excessive costs.
Your key equipment could be at riskIf you are unable to keep up repayments on a hire purchase or lease agreement, the equipment your practice depends on could be could be at risk.
Long-term financial commitmentsYou may not be able to pull out of a finance arrangement once set up. This could present a problem if you change your business plans.
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