Mental Health Support - Market Analysis NW Region

Mental Health Support - Market Analysis NW Region

,Mental Health Market Analysis - NW Region of England

Following similar work on support markets for Learning Disabilities and Older People with several ADASS regions in England and the recent LGA Markets and Modelling Project, Alder Advice is now working with ADASS North West to pilot a similar approach to profile the support market for people living with and/or recovering from mental illness. The scope of this project is to:

  • Pilot an approach with two local authority areas and their health partners to review and analyse the existing residential and nursing care home and the supported living/housing and other accommodation care, support and treatment market for people with support needs related to their mental health. NHS funded bed-based care will also be included.

  • Advise the two pilot authorities and NW ADASS as a whole on its future integrated mental health care, treament and support commissioning strategy and on its approach to market oversight in this important area.

The project aims to undertake a combined health and social care economy market analysis for mental health services in the North West for two areas (Cheshire East and Salford) to provide a proof of concept. If successful we hope the other areas in the region will replicate the approach. The:

  • Work will start in August 2019 and it is anticipated it will take take 4 months.

  • Main outputs will be two market analysis reports i.e. one for each of the two geographic areas in the pilot project.

In addition to providing the market analysis reports the combined local authority and NHS market analysis data will be cleansed, validated and standardised for each area and returned to them for further detailed local analysis, post the reporting phase, if wanted.

The scope will include services not registered with CQC e.g. unregistered supported accommodation services will be captured.

The scope will exclude people only in receipt of CPN support as the aim is to assess the care and support market.


To learn more about this project Contact Dan Short from Alder Advice on 07748-180-390 or e mail him at