The Personal Welfare Services industry is involved in the direct provision of community and welfare services to Australians across the age spectrum, from young children through to the aged. Many users of the industry's services are enduring economic hardship, while others have long-term disabilities. Welfare services provided include those designed to assist the frail and the disabled within community settings, thereby circumventing the need for institutional care. Other services involve early intervention, prevention and counselling stemming from the effects of family breakdowns, alcohol and substance abuse, and homelessness.
This industry is engaged in providing social support services directly to clients. These include adoption services, aged-care assistance, disabilities assistance, youth welfare and welfare counselling services. Such services do not include accommodation services, except on a short-stay basis.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.