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Elderly Care In The UK - The facts and figures.

Elderly Care In The UK The facts and figures. Aged 65+ in the UK. 11.4 MIllion There are an estimated 11.4 million elderly people over the age of 65, living in the UK. Aged 50+ in the UK. 23.2 Million There are over 23.2 million people aged 50 years and over, nearly a third of the total UK population. Aged 50+ (27%) Other ages (73%) Aged 80+ in the UK. Million There are also around 3 million people aged 80 or over living in the UK Comparison There are now more people in the UK aged 60 and above than there are under 18. By 2086, about one in three people in the UK will be over 60 The population over 75 is projected to double in the next 30 years Aged 65+ live alone. 3.5 Million It is estimated that around 3.5 million people in the UK live alone. Aged 75+ live alone. 2 Million It is estimated that around 2 million people aged 75+ live alone. 1.5 million of these are women. Grandparents in the UK. 14 Million It is estimated that there are 14 million grandparents, a mere 1.5 million of whom are under 50 How would you feel? How would you feel, getting older and starting to find life hard. But still having no-one there to help you with everyday tasks, like getting dressed and making trips to the shops ect. Receiving community- based care. 417,910 Реople In England, 417,910 people aged 65+ received community-based care and support at home in 2012/13. Receiving receiving day- care and meals. 66,630 Реople During the same timeframe, 44,015 older people received day care and 22,615 received meals, only half of the number receiving these the previous year. Not receive any formal support. 900,000 Реople Of the 2.8 million older people with care related needs, 900,000 currently do not receive any formal support (people aged 65- 89 in England). Is this good enough? Do you think these stats are good enough? We leave too many elderly people without help or aid in simple everyday tasks. How long would it tajke you to help someone at the shops? Or tidy up? Or just make them smile? At Angel Carers we provide 24- hour Live in Care and Domicliary Care in the comfort and security of your own home. Our services range from a 24-hour Care agency programme, Home help for the elderly to Hourly Care that can start from just 30 minutes per visit. In addition to this we provide Day and Night Sitting Services and Respite Care. Our Live in Care Service is provided throughout the South of England covering a 200 mile radius from our Head Office in Bridport which is based in the Heart of Dorset. Our Hourly visits are provided in Bridport and surrounding areas. Tel: 01308 459204 [email protected] Sources:

Elderly Care In The UK - The facts and figures.

shared by sally.montgomer... on Jul 24
The elderly are always the one we turn to when we need some wisdom and wise words! They always have a cool story or tip to help the younger generation. But do we do enough to help them?


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