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We are a Leicestershire based boutique care home management consultancy delivering ‘LifeCycle’ solutions to English SME care providers.

Our LifeCycle Solutions are as unique as our clients, combining experience and skills with flexibility, agility and purpose. LifeCycle Solutions include Start ups and Early Years, Maturity and Stability and Anytime Turnaround solutions. 


HeadWindsCare was formed in 2017 by Bryan Higgins who has worked in the private healthcare sector since 1991 as a regional manager for a healthcare specialist lender, a senior healthcare management consultant and finally as an Associate Director (Healthcare) at the national advisory firm, Grant Thornton. 

Bryan has dealt with many restructuring/turnaround/advisory  assignments including the high profile Southern Cross, Castlebeck (Winterbourne owner) and Elder Homes.  Clients have ranged from sole traders to PLCs.

The majority of Bryan's sector experience covers  financial, commercial, operational and management solutions.  Bryan has delivered many presentations on healthcare and contributed articles to the trade press.

Bryan is also Chair of Glebe House, a learning disability charity based in Loughborough (Patron: Baroness Nicky Morgan).

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Start up and early years

Registration and development

We help start-ups and early years care home businesses with CQC registrations and fast track support and strategy covering all aspects and beyond.

We provide support, nurture and mentorship to transition your care business from its infancy through to maturity.

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Maturity and stability

Growth and value support

We provide marketing plans, quality, audit, governance and project management support.

All the support and solutions you need to maintain growth, stability, quality and value in your day to day operations.

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Anytime problem solutions

Turnaround and Recovery

Our healthcare turnaround and recovery services were developed at the sharp end, working with specialist lenders and turnaround/insolvency practitioners for 30 years.

Rapid review, robust planning and fast roll-out define our solutions which may involve support from external specialists.  

Location: England (all regions)

Operator Size: SME

Regulated Activities: Nursing and Personal Care

Service User Bands: Younger Adults, Adults 65+, Dementia, Physical Disability

Clients: Operators, Stakeholders and Sector Professionals


Contact Us

The Old Magistrates Court,

Woodgate Chambers, 70 Woodgate,


LE11 2TZ.

Bryan Higgins ACIB MICM

07778 334077

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