The Health and Care of Older People in England 2015
National report from Age UK concerning older people’s health and care needs in England.
The purpose of this publication is to present the most authoritative and up to date facts and
figures available concerning older people’s health and care needs in England and how those
needs are being met.
For the last few years Age UK has produced an annual briefing of this kind focused on social
care. But in this ‘age of integration’ – both within health and across health and care – it
seems especially important to cover health as well as care. Our intention is that this will be
the model for all such Age UK reports from now on.
This publication looks beyond the headlines and tells a different side of the story, looking at
issues like costs and activity through the prism of what older people need from the NHS and
from social care in order to thrive.