One million older people in need ‘struggle alone’

There are 10 million people over the age of 65 in England

A million older people in England struggling with everyday tasks, such as washing and dressing, are being left to fend for themselves, campaigners say.

The Age UK review identified more than three million people aged over 65 with a care need, but found just two-thirds of them were actually getting help.

The charity warned that the lack of support for the ageing population was risking their health.

But ministers said steps were being taken to provide more help.

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