This afternoon (1 February 2017) the organisation Ageing Without Children meets Parliamentarians and senior figures in the sector to discuss the growing numbers of people ageing without children. Andrew Kay, Head of Policy at Independent Age, will be speaking at the meeting.

Commenting on the issues raised by the increasing numbers of people ageing without children, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:

“To a large extent our health and care systems rely on family carers but, as more and more people reach older age without children, we need to think about how we can adapt as a society. We must find new ways not just of providing informal care but also of replacing, where necessary, the role of families in choosing, organising and coordinating care. The needs of older people without children need to be considered as part of any long-term solution to social care”.

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