Ageing Population 09 29 January, 2009 Print
Ageing Population 09

Ministers are warning that England's social care system is heading towards a £6bn funding gap unless there is radical reform. Health experts predict that the ageing population means state funding for the care of the elderly and disabled will face a huge shortfall within 20 years. The warnings come as ministers are about to begin a major consultation on how social care is funded. Ageing Population 09 has been intensely researched to bring you all the hot topics related to providing services, care, and training and employment opportunities for the rapidly growing number of older people in the UK.

The conference will also examine the government's multi-million pound strategy to support, help and improve the lives of Britain's army of carers. Also to be discussed is the Department of Health consultation on the first ever national dementia strategy. The full strategy to be launched in the autumn will have three main aims; to increase awareness of dementia and remove the stigma associated with it; ensure early diagnosis and intervention; and improve the quality of care that people with dementia receive. This year's high profile and prestigious conference will have more than 300 key decision-makers from across the UK, joining 20 speakers and 20 exhibitors to discuss and debate the issues at stake. (Inaugural conference).

Ageing Population 09

29 January, 2009

London, UK