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Health, ageing and support surveys: 2016 and 2017

13/06/2018

These reports provide the results of Ipsos MORI surveys of the views of people aged 50 or over on health, ageing and support. The research explored views and perceptions of participants’ own health and wellbeing, health and social care services and preparing for the future.

The key findings of the most recent survey are:

  • People aged 50 and over are slightly less positive about their health than a year ago, but still take their physical and mental health seriously. Eating healthily is seen as important for both physical and mental health, though nearly half do not think a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia.
  • Fewer people than last year say they would take to their GP if they were worried about their memory.
  • Loneliness continues to be seen as a big problem for older people and most think society is not doing enough to prevent it.
  • Views are less positive than a year ago about whether the government has the right policies about care and support services, and about whether care and support services work well with the NHS to provide co-ordinated care.
  • People continue to be more confident about the safety of older people in hospitals than in nursing or residential homes.
  • Concern about meeting the cost of care and support services has increased since last year. However, this has not translated into greater action and people are still not preparing substantially for the financial cost of care and support they might need.

You can read the results of the 2017 survey here

And you can read the results of the 2016 survey here

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