Friday 15 December 2017
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Comment on Lancet report on future care needs

Responding to a study published in the Lancet highlighting that 71,000 extra care home places will be needed in England by 2025 to keep up with demand, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:

“This report is further evidence, if it were needed, that the Government must act urgently to put in place a sustainable social care system that is able to meet the demands of an ageing population. Creating over 70,000 new care home places seems to be a tall order for a care sector commonly recognised to be in crisis. Given the Government committed to a Green Paper back at the Budget in March, and reports like these highlight how acute the pressures in social care have now become, older people and their families really can’t wait much longer to see a long-term solution to the crisis in adult social care.”