Posted on 17/11/2016

1 in 8 older people in England find essential, everyday tasks difficult

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1 in 8 older people in England find essential, everyday tasks difficult

A recent analysis carried out by Age UK has revealed some shocking statistics about older people not receiving the help or care they need to complete essential, everyday tasks – such as going to the toilet, washing or getting dressed.

Shockingly, 1.2m older people don’t get the social care they need – a figure which has increased by a staggering 48% since 2010.

The research carried out by Age UK</strong> shows that 696,500 older people do not receive any help at all, from either paid carers or family and friends, and that a further 487,400 receive some help but not enough, often because help is only available at particular times of day or their carers are only able to manage some tasks but not others.

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