Elderly are ‘struggling’ due to care ‘failings’
Age UK has warned that elderly people in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire are struggling to get out of bed or use the toilet due to the lack of vital support.
Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough described the social care system as “failing” and has urged the Government to produce a “bold and ambitious” solution to the problem. More than 17,650 people aged 65 years or older or more are now providing long term unpaid care in the county, with 121,400 elderly people living with long term health problems.
Melanie Wicklen from Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said: “Many people have to rely on frail and elderly family or friends for help because they have nowhere else to turn.”