In response to the Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey (England 2015-16), published by NHS Digital, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:
"The latest social care figures paint a bleak picture of what life is like for many people over 75 - the 'silent generation' who lived through the second world war. They are struggling with basic tasks such as washing, dressing and getting around. The figures show that among those getting care services, more than 40% say they do not leave their home. That is unacceptable. This group of people are at particular risk of loneliness and isolation, with all the negative impacts on health that go with that. The silent generation deserves better from us than that."