Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry’s main function is to provide intensive care for people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities or substance abuse problems. Treating these conditions requires specialised staff that are scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the industry watchdog. Strict standards must be maintained in all aspects of service and facility offerings.
Current trends are driving unprecedented demand for the industry’s services. Degenerative mental health conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more prevalent, in line with the ageing of the population, while financial difficulties resulting from the economic downturn have also had a slight negative effect on the collective mental health of the nation over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Learning Disability, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities industry offers care and treatment services through special care centres to clearly segmented groups of people. Continuous demand for care and supportive services results in constant demand for industry services and allows for the industry to be classified in the mature stage of the life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.5% during the 10 years through 2021-22, while the UK economy is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period.
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