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Cutting the cost of care through connections

Monday 19 November 2012

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We know we are facing a demographic time bomb. The number of people in the UK aged over 85 has doubled since 1985. By 2021, there will be one million people with dementia, rising to 1.7 million in 2050.

The ‘Barnet graph of doom’ makes local authorities across the country tremble. What will happen if social care spending eats up all local authorities’ funding, and we still can’t meet the needs of a growing and increasingly-frail elderly population?

Read the full article on The Municipal Journal website.