During our conversations with residential children’s services providers in recent months, one of the key themes has been that operators are keen to fast-track growth. This is primarily through the opening of new homes by securing properties and obtaining the necessary planning consents and Ofsted registrations, but also by acquiring operational homes.
One of the factors which clearly constrains this growth is access to appropriate funding. This summary report therefore sets out the current growth capital options (both debt and equity) available and the key features of each.
The report can be downloaded here: LINK