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Older peoples' independence a top priority

Five-year strategy to deliver services to over 65s

Health and social care bosses say maintaining older peoples' independence is one of their top priorities.

A five-year strategy has been set out to deliver services to those on the Island aged 65 or above.

Government figures suggest there will be an 11.2 per cent increase in that age group by 2019.

Director for Adult Social Services Cath Hayhow says the impetus is very much on keeping people in their own homes':

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