General Information for Older People

Life expectancy has been growing steadily for over half a century. In 1951, a man aged 65 could expect on average to live to the age of 77. Today, he can expect to live to 86, and by 2050 to 91. Today there are 15,000 people aged 100 or over.

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Older People in Sunderland

Sunderland City Council

Sunderland City Council provides and arranges a number of services to promote the independence of older people.  Click here!

Visit their ‘Live at Home’ pages for information on the support available to help you maintain your independence and safety in your home.

Healthwatch Sunderland

Care Home Life – what it’s really like? There are 47 Care Homes in Sunderland – so what is it like to live in them? The Healthwatch Sunderland team have been visiting residential and care homes in Sunderland and their work is focusing specifically on issues of quality.

They have started to publish the reports of what they have found so far here. So whether you are looking for a care home for yourself, a friend or a relative this information may assist you to make, what can be, a difficult choice.

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