Planning for the future: Independent Age 2017 general election manifesto

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Gavin, Gabriel; Kaye, Andy
Independent Age
Date of publication
1 May 2017
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services
Social welfare
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This guide offers a series of recommendations for the next government on how to improve health and social care services for older people.

Key recommendations:

  • Significantly increase uptake of Pension Credit amongst the estimated 1.4 million people eligible.
  • Set out a comprehensive vision for a sustainable social care system that integrates existing services to deliver higher quality care.
  • Reflect the needs of the care workforce to meet the projected needs of an ageing population.

Across the country older people and their families have worries about the future which urgently need addressing. Despite some progress in recent years, over a million older people still aren’t getting the care that they need. Just under two million pensioners are still living in poverty.

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