‘We estimate that over one million people aged 85 or over (1.1 million) in England have needs’ says the November 2019 report (pdf) from Age UK which explores the numbers and experience of older people in need in England.
This reports finds:
- Ill health is the most common need, both as a single need and experienced with other needs, affecting 4.1 million people: 41% of the 65+ population in England.
- Poverty affects at least 1.1 million: at least 11% of the 65+ population in England.
- Poor housing is the third most common need, affecting 1.1 million people: 11% of the 65+ population in England.