[PDF] Older Londoners

Source:
Institute for Public Policy Research
Publisher:
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Publication date:
11 October 2011

Abstract

Over the next two decades, the number of people aged over 80 is set to double in Britain. This presents challenges for the way public services are delivered, the way our towns and cities are designed, and the way families organise their lives. At a time of rapid change, it is crucial that service providers and policymakers are equipped with evidence on how they can adapt to the needs of London's oldest residents. This report summarises the findings from a year-long programme of research, profiling London's ageing population and setting out our findings in three policy areas: home-based care, dementia care and social isolation.