Modern technology and medicine has advanced greatly over the past years which is considered to be why people are living for longer, which is a key factor in the care industry. Frailty and illness are both things that come with old age, so it is inevitable that we will need some support later in our lives in order to remain independent. In the care industry, home care especially is a vital service that for many people can be extremely life changing.
Within the care industry, domiciliary care is much more cost effective for local authorities and as a result the market continues to grow as additional authorities make the shift. Recent times have seen the biggest increase in the demand for care in the home. This has opened many more opportunities as to why working in the care industry is the way forward.
The opportunities within the health and social care industry are endless. The market is currently worth in excess of £20 billion and it is growing. The care industry has many key factors as to why the industry is still growing. The population is ageing and living for longer, furthermore people with long term health conditions have better medical care due to the advances in modern technology and medicine.
The UK government has developed a Personalisation Agenda which means people now have the choice to remain independent. There are also currently 10 million people in the UK aged over 65 years and whilst not all these will require care at the moment it is inevitable that they will in the future.
The future of the care industry has projections estimated that over the next 20 years there will be 5.5 million more people over the age of 65. This is growth of 58% which brings the total to 15.5 million. Again not all of these people currently require a home support service, but it is inevitable that many will require such service during the course of their life.
Don’t you think it’s time you join the industry that will continue to grow year on year?