Elderly residents

1. Overview

Gravesham has an ageing population and this has considerable consequences for public services and residents.

There are 10 million people in the UK over 65 years old. The latest projections are for five and a half million more elderly people in 20 years' time and the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050. Within Gravesham, according to the results of the 2011 Census, the number of people aged over 65 was 16,400 which is 16.13% of the local population.

What these statistics all point to is increased demands; both on local public and voluntary service providers and on relatives, carers and elderly residents themselves.

In this section you will find information on; applicable financial support, local care providers and relevant services, and relevant products and home adaptations to help improve elderly residents' lives.