Govt don't do enough to help older adults, survey finds

Govt don't do enough to help older adults, survey finds

English adults do not believe that the government currently does enough to help older adults, a YouGov poll has revealed.

Some 81 per cent of people asked feel that the care and support of vulnerable people is not being adequately tackled by government policy.

Over three-quarters (78 per cent) also believe that more could be done to help older people generally.

In response, Age UK has called on the government to implement reform to the care system across the UK as a matter of urgency to ensure a fairness and stability for the future.

Michelle Mitchell, charity director of Age UK, commented: "We want this government to be the one that shows the vision and drive to sort out the care system once and for all, providing this generation and future generations of older people with the support they need in later life."

The findings follow shortly after the government announcement that they will provide a one-off additional £150 million payment to Primary Care Trusts in England to help local authorities invest in social care services.

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