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'Care deserts' mean older people may not be getting the care they need

A recent study commissioned by Age UK suggests that 1 in 7 older people in England aren't receiving the care they need.

It says that many parts of the country have become 'care deserts', which means that older people can’t access residential or home care, regardless of whether they can pay for it or not. This means that 1.4 million older people are missing out on the right level of care.