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With figures showing thousands of older people are living in hazardous homes, William Eichler finds out what can be done to provide more suitable accommodation for the UK's ageing population.
Only 7% of UK homes meet basic national accessibility requirements, an ageing charity warned as they urged councils to provide adaptations to older people's homes.
The number of elderly people requiring 24-hour care is set to double by 2035, social care experts have warned.
The number of older people living with an unmet care need has risen by nearly 20% in two years, an ageing charity warns.
National health policy needs to recognise the ‘cost-effective benefits’ of initiatives designed to tackle loneliness, local government leaders say.
Nearly four million older people are being denied access to key benefits because they do not use computers, according to campaigners.
A £125m programme to help vulnerable, elderly and homeless people in Wales ‘creates uncertainty and lacks direction’, assembly members say.
Local authority leaders have said they should be granted the powers necessary to undertake a ‘desperately-needed’ residential revolution in older people’s housing.
Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.
Council chiefs call for more adult social care funding as research reveals the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise dramatically.