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UK News Government Announces £300m For 10 Million Brits Who Will Live To 100

11:25  12 march  2018
11:25  12 march  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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The government has announced a new £ 300 million fund to support the 10 million Brits who are expected to live to 100 .

The Government has announced a £ 300 million scheme to deal with the UK's ageing population.

Business secretary Greg Clark © Provided by Huffington Post Business secretary Greg Clark

The government has announced a new £300 million fund to support the 10 million Brits who are expected to live to 100. 

Business secretary Greg Clark said his department’s industrial strategy will see £210m spent on early diagnosis and medicine, while £98m will be spent on a ‘healthy aging programme’ to help people stay in their own homes for longer as they get older.

The scheme will also see half a million volunteers have their genetic make-up examined to help develop advanced medical technologies and treatments, a new £40m dementia research hub in London and several regional centres of excellence which will work on finding cures for diseases.

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The Government has announced a £ 300 million scheme to deal with the UK's ageing population.

10 million Brits alive today can expect to reach 100 and funding will ensure the UK leads the world in healthy ageing. As part of the government ’s plan to build a Britain fit for the future, the Business Secretary Greg Clark has today (Monday 12 March) announced a £ 300 million competitive fund to

“Through our industrial strategy we will not only boost innovation and productivity across the UK, but we will also ensure that this government changes people’s lives for the better,” Clark said.

A new dementia research hub will be developed at UCL. © Provided by Huffington Post A new dementia research hub will be developed at UCL.

“We are investing over £300 million into developing the treatments of the future, in new technologies that will revolutionise the way we age and provide everyone with the best possible chance to grow old with dignity in their own home.  

“By 2020 we want to be the best country in the world for dementia care and research and today’s announcement is a vitally important step on that journey.”

There are currently around 15,000 100-year-olds in the UK, but more than 10 million currently living can expect to reach the milestone. 

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Ten million Britons alive today can expect to reach 100 , Government figures reveal. A further £ 98million will be invested in a healthy ageing programme to develop products and services to help people to live in their homes for longer.

Currently there are only 15,000 centurians in Britain, but the government predicts that number will rise to 10 million , with one in six of us alive today living to be 100 . The figures are causing concern for ministers, who fear that the country’s ageing population explosion could collapse the already

Caroline Dinenage, minister for care, said: “As a society we are living longer - a child born today can expect to live to 100 years - but now we must seize the opportunity to improve the quality of lives lived longer.

File photo dated 18/05/17 of an elderly man. © PA File photo dated 18/05/17 of an elderly man.

“With an increasingly ageing population we must transform the way we think about our work, our housing, our health our finances and our communities.

“These investments will not only help in our aims to make this the best country in the world to live with dementia but provide a revolutionary vital boost to develop and scale up products and services of the future, ensuring everyone can age well and live more independently throughout their lives.” 

The new dementia hub will be developed at University College London and will include a new building for research and development alongside existing neurology clinics.

Dr Rob Buckle, chief science officer at the Medical Research Council said it would bring “tremendous benefits” to sufferers and their families.

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