Social care – how the system works

Social care – how the system works

  • Who needs social care?

    There are 10 million over-65s in the United Kingdom – 1.5 million of those are over 85 – and the figures are expected to rise in the coming years. Research suggests about three-quarters of elderly people will develop a social care need, which can include anything from help getting up in the morning to round-the-clock support in a residential home. The numbers of younger, disabled adults are predicted to rise too, as medical advances mean many people with disabilities are living longer.

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