Braintree district: Calls for action to cope with ageing population (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree district: Calls for action to cope with ageing population
9:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
More needs to be done to take care of Braintree and Witham’s growing elderly population, it has been warned.
The amount of over-65s in Braintree district is predicted to increase by more than a third by 2021.
But there are fears that health and social care services in the area are not equipped to deal with the rising demand.
Braintree Council debated a report on health and social care in Essex during a meeting on Monday.
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