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Have Your Say: How Will We Cope With Our Rapidly Ageing Population?


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A MAJOR survey has been launched to ask how Britain can respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by our ageing population.

Organisers at SocietyGuardian are keen to hear from older people and their families and carers, from professionals working with older people and from interested members of the public.

According to the UK Government, “the numbers of over 85-year olds are expected to more than double by 2035 and the ratio of working age people to older people will change from around four working age to every older person to around two.”

The Ageing Population Project – supported by Joseph Rowntree Trust, British Red Cross, Barchester and PA Consulting – has been exploring how public services adapt to meet increasing demand from older people, and how to recognise and celebrate older people’s contribution to their communities.

In particular they would like to hear:

  • Your views on society’s perceptions of older people
  • Your views on how you would like your own older age to be
  • Your comments on the political response to dealing with an ageing population

The survey takes just 5-10 minutes to complete and the findings will be published on the SocietyGuardian website in early 2014.

All data will be reported anonymously. To take part, click here.

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