Charities can be a lifeline for older people as statutory services suffer

Over the past 20 years, government and media attention has increasingly been drawn to the rising numbers of elderly people in our society and the consequent spiralling costs of health and social care for this section of the population. At the same time, the pressures on the NHS and local authorities, specifically financial pressures, have been widely documented and worried over. With mounting costs and reducing governmental input, the NHS and local authorities have been squeezed to a point where they are faced with invidious choices about where to prioritise their efforts and target their funding.

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