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Age UK's response to The Queen's Speech - December 2019

By: Age UK
Published on 19 December 2019 12:00 PM

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: "It was encouraging to see social care near the top of the agenda in today’s Queens Speech. At the moment  our broken system condemns 1.5 million older people to struggle on alone. For the millions of older and disabled people, and their families and carers, who rely on our social care system every day, change cannot come too soon.

"While we welcome the intention to seek cross party consensus on such a significant area of reform it is non the less vital that whatever the response Government doesn’t falter in its commitment  to fix social care.  We look forward to learning more about the new measures to protect tenants and on domestic abuse.”


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Notes to editors:

Age UK is a national charity that works with a network of partners, including Age Scotland, Age Cymru, Age NI and local Age UKs across England, to help everyone make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances.

In the UK, the Charity helps more than seven million older people each year by providing advice and support.  It also researches and campaigns on the issues that matter most to older people. Its work focuses on ensuring that older people: have enough money; enjoy life and feel well; receive high quality health and care; are comfortable, safe and secure at home; and feel valued and able to participate.

Age UK’s subsidiary charity, Age International, supports older people globally in over 30 developing countries by funding programmes such as vital emergency relief and healthcare and campaigning to raise awareness and change policies.

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798). Charitable services are provided through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity’s Community Interest Company (CiC) (registered company number 1102972) which donates its net profits to Age UK (the Charity)


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