Since the second half of the 20th Century, the UK population has been steadily getting older. A trend that is predicted to continue in the future.
Projections from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and above – a population approximately the size of London.
Unsurprisingly, the requirement for quality elderly care services across the UK is growing. The NHS and local authorities currently provide home care to numerous people, however there is ample opportunity for independent care agencies to offer services to private individuals who require them.