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Caring for our future: progress report on funding reform

Care and support affects most people in England at some point in their lives. More than eight out of ten people aged 65 or over will need some care and support in their later years. 670,000 people in England are affected by dementia today. Even if we don’t need care ourselves, most of us will know a family member or friend who does. Almost five million people in England care for a friend or family member – some for more than 50 hours per week.