New IPPR report highlights loneliness aming older people in England

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For thousands of isolated older people whose families are far away and whose council help has been cut, innovative community schemes are tackling the 'generation strain' of loneliness. According to The Generation Strain – a report to be published on Thursday 24 April by the IPPR thinktank – by 2017, for the first time, the number of older people in need of care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able and willing to give help. By 2032, 1.1 million older people in England will need care from their families, an increase of 60%, but the number of people able to care will only increase by 20%. Read more here.
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Tuesday, 22 April, 2014 - 14:41