New survey reveals depth of benefits dependence for older people

More than 2.5 million older people live on income-related
benefits in England and Wales, according to a report from older
people’s charity Help the Aged.

However, the numbers vary between regions with 370,000 older
people living on income-related benefits in the north west compared
to less than 150,000 in Wales.

Other key points:

– the proportion of older people on income-related benefits
ranges from just two per cent in one electoral ward to 85 per cent
in another

– areas with highest proportion of older people on
income-related benefits: Hackney, Islington, Manchester, Newham,
Liverpool. Manchester, Salford and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Download a free summary

For a full copy costing £40 email Jenny Havis at Help the

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