An exploration of the UK carer world

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Tackling the challenges of dementia - No. 3 here

which led to this ECRS page.


Department of Health announces 14 integrated care pioneer areas - No. 6 here


Grandparents caring for grandchildren under 12 could top up their income - No. 2 here


Older people won’t benefit from the cap on care costs until at least 2021 - top of page here


Oldest old ‘not a drain on society’  The formal care system is failing our older population

Friday, 06 December 2013

David Sinclair_PhotoILC-UK responds to 2011 Census data on the oldest old published today.

David Sinclair, Assistant Director, Policy and Communications at ILC-UK, responding to the results, said:

"This new evidence reveals that 8.8% for those aged over 85 are still caring for someone. And half of these older carers are providing support for more than 50 hours a week.

"This demonstrates yet again how much older people are contributing to our society and economy. But it also highlights how social care obligations continue to fall on the most vulnerable. The formal care system is failing our older population.

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