PluggedIn by Carolyn Downs

By Carolyn Downs | 03 June 2014
  • Carolyn Downs

In the 25 years between 2010 and 2035, the number of people aged 85 and over will more than double to 3.5 million – that’s half a million more than the current population of Wales.

The consequences for health are obvious: more patients with long-term conditions and a greater cost to the public purse.

Ongoing cuts are forcing most councils to spend less on social care in 2015/16.  Councils and their NHS partners are being asked to improve services with less money.

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