Briefing: health and care of older people in England 2017

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February 15, 2017


A new report from Age UK has concluded that we are living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people: Statistics in the report highlight the immense challenges facing older people needing support, with 1 in 8 over 65s now living with unmet care needs ; Failing care system has created a major burden for hospitals and family members ; Age UK demands that the Government commits funds in the Spring Budget to avoid ‘imminent danger’.There are immense challenges for social care. The report, ‘The Health and Care of Older People in England 2017’ draws on new statistics as well as new Age UK analysis. It demonstrates the immense challenges facing older people who need care, the numbers of whom increase every day, and the impact of the failure to provide it on their health and wellbeing, as well as the NHS.





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