The Health and Wellbeing of Older People

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The section of our JSNA termed here as 'older people' is a focus on the health and wellbeing of people over 65 years. The consideration of older people separately facilitates a focus on the provision of social care, including the contribution of unpaid family carers and the progress being made in helping older people to retain their independence despite increasing frailty, and at planning for the impact of the substantial increase in older people living with health problems and disabilities, including older people with learning difficulties.