Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Residential Nursing Care industry provides accommodation and intensive nursing care. People aged 65 and over constitute the largest market for these services, because residential nursing care becomes increasingly necessary as old age takes its toll. Demand has grown over the past five years as a consequence of Britain's ageing population, as evidenced by the growth in establishment numbers. Demand is anticipated to continue to expand over the next five years, while competition is expected to increase.
Despite strong demand, industry revenue is expected to have risen by only 0.3% over the five years through 2016-17. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 1% in the current year to reach £6.1 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographical distribution of industry activity is largely influenced by the distribution of people aged 65 or over and, to a lesser extent, by local government and NHS policies affecting the level of service provision.
Within England the shortage of places is particularly acute in London. There appears to be a North-South split, since there are more places available per thousand people in the North of England than in the South and Midlands.
The South East
The South East is a popular retirement region. The appealing rural landscape in many places, coastline and good transport infrastructure ensure that it is popular with individuals looking to make the most of non-working life. The region has the greatest share of establishments, accounting for 14.8% o.. purchase to read more