* In UK 1.7 million pensioners are living under the poverty line.
* More than 200,000 people aged 75 and over were readmitted to hospital suggesting they were not given sufficient care at home or were released from hospital too early.
* A quarter of older house-holds live in non-decent housing.
* There is a growing “health gap” for older people in parts of Britain.
* More than 300,000 carers were forced out of the work-place last year because they were not able to work flexibly.
22 April 2013