Scandal of more older people dying alone (UK)

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More than 21,000 older people a year are dying alone in the UK without family or friends willing or able to pay for burials and cremations, and the numbers have increased in the last five years. It foreshadows a crisis in social care, Grey Pride campaigners for older people claim. Best write-up in the UK media: Rise in ‘paupers’ funerals’ among elderly people The Guardian. Anchor press release.