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Government consultation on the future of care needs in England

1 Oct 2008

The UK government is consulting on the future of the care and support needs in England.

Statistics show that, with an ageing population, in 20 years' time a quarter of the entire adult population will be over 65 and the number of people over 85 will have doubled. The growth in the number of people with care and support needs will put tremendous pressure on services. There's also likely to be issues around the financial support that they receive through benefits and other funding streams.

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