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Learning Disability, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facilities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Learning Disability, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facilities Market Research Report | SIC Q87.200 | Feb 2017

Questionable health: Revenue has fallen, despite high demand from an ageing population

IBISWorld’s Learning Disability, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facilities market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Cygnet Health Care Ltd Cygnet Health Care Ltd market share
Lifeways Community Care Ltd Lifeways Community Care Ltd market share
The Huntercombe Group Ltd The Huntercombe Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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

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Counselling is the most common type of talking therapy applied in the United Kingdom. It involves discussing troubling situations with a trained professional, and aims to outline solutions to life challenges. Counselling focuses on the present, encouraging positive action to induce change. It is widely used to treat a range of afflictions, including mental health problems, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and number of other psychosomatic conditions.

According to the mental health charity, Mind, one in four Britons suffer mental health problems over the space of one year. The NHS now provides public funding for counselling services through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. Pri.. purchase to read more


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What is the Learning Disability, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facilities Industry?

Operators in this industry provide residential care for people with learning disabilities, mental illness or substance abuse problems. They provide room, board, protective supervision and counselling with some health care. The industry excludes psychiatric hospitals and social work activities like homeless shelters. It also does not include licensed hospital care.

Industry Products
CounsellingPsychotherapyDetox and rehabilitation programmesProfessional medical remediationPlanning and support servicesPhysiotherapy
Industry Activities
Providing residential care for people with substance abuse problems (drugs and alcohol)Providing residential care for the emotionally disturbedProviding psychiatric careOperating mental health halfway housesOperating learning disability facilitiesProviding counselling servicesProviding health care

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