Bradford council and NHS looking at care needs

Posted on 16 May 2011

Bradford council and the NHS are tackling the care needs of the ageing population in the district, it has been revealed.

An 85 per cent growth in the numbers of older people over 85 in the district is forecast by 2030, reports the Telegraph & Argus.

It is thought that number of those aged 85 to 89 in the area will increase from 6,200 to 11,500, with the over 90 population set to rise from 2,800 to 8,700.

With this in mind, NHS Bradford and Airedale and Bradford Council have commissioned 'Meeting Changing Expectations', which will tackle health, social care and housing-related support services and how these services need to adapt to the ageing population.

Matt Neligan, director of strategy at NHS Bradford and Airedale, told the newspaper: "This is especially important during the challenging financial times that the whole public sector is facing at the moment."

This follows an investigation by the BBC which revealed that while adult spending care in the south is set to rise during the next year, it is to fall by 4.7 per cent in the north.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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