'Grey Pride', a nationwide campaign to petition the British government to appoint a Minister for Older People. Despite making up 40% of voters, there is no Government minister dedicated to the well-being of older people. It is time to change that. Sign here.
Research shows that early intervention programmes can produce savings of between £1.20 and £2.56 for every £1 spent. Preventative action saves money and lives - yet as noted before on this blog the very progammes like Supporting People that are doing that in Gloucestershire look set to face massive cuts - see here. We need a more coordinated approach that understands this - a dedicated Minister would at least go someway to a more coordinated approach.