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Increasing number of over-65s 'dangerously unsupported'

A new report warns there are more than 1m childless people in the UK aged over 65 who are “dangerously unsupported”, and at acute risk of isolation, loneliness, poor health, poverty and being unable to access formal care.

The organisation Ageing Well Without Children says the number of childless older people in the UK is expected to double by 2030, which will increase pressure on the health and social care system.