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Posted by Andrew Harrop, Head of Policy, Help the Aged

Ageing is something that faces us all, and there is no standard template for growing old.  But as we age, we're more likely to have multiple health problems - over two thirds of people aged over 85 have a disability or long-standing illness. And it's well known their number is rising fast.  With this growing incidence of ill health, over the coming years we will need more and more care and support to help older people stay independent and happy in their own homes. 

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