SCIE on Sky News about care predictions for 2035

31 August 2018

The Lancet Public Health journal has today published a report which has analysed the projected health needs of the elderly in England between 2015 and 2035. It led to headlines such as: ‘Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035’. SCIE’s Chief Executive Tony Hunter was asked onto Sky News to discuss this. He said that we need to focus on building stronger, more confident and mutually supportive communities, and to use services to release people’s potential to do more – in short, strengths and assets based approaches. Tony said there are good things happening across the country in places like Wigan. The Wigan deal promotes concerted community effort, and involves collaboration across traditional service areas beyond social care ie housing, leisure, parks and open spaces.

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