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3e) Older People

Filey has an older population than the Borough average and includes particular concentrations of persons over 75 and single pensioner households.

Wards with the highest proportion of people over 75 and single pensioner households

Ward

% aged over 75

% of one pensioner households

Weaponess

22.2

25.9

Ramshill

16.9

19.5

Filey

15.8

24

Borough

10.6

18

0-19

1,302

20.1%

24,137

22.7%

1,384

21.4%

23,884

22.5%

20-24

198

3.1%

4,782

4.5%

315

4.9%

6,091

5.7%

25-29

238

3.7%

5,188

4.9%

206

3.2%

4,627

4.4%

30-44

1,003

15.5%

20,502

19.3%

998

15.4%

18,884

17.8%

45-59

1,210

18.7%

22,383

21.1%

1,247

19.3%

22,933

21.6%

60-64

485

7.5%

6,503

6.1%

649

10.0%

8,296

7.8%

65-74

1,008

15.6%

11,439

10.8%

1,073

16.6%

12,025

11.3%

75+

1,024

15.8%

11,309

10.6%

1,024

15.8%

11,685

11.0%

Ward

2001

Age Groups

Borough

2007 Mid Year

Ward

Borough

Percent of people who….

Ward

Borough %

fell that older people are able to get the service and support they need

33%

36%

There are a number of specific services provided locally for older people, including a number of nursing and residential homes, Silver Birches, run by NYCC also includes a day centre and other outreach services for older people.

The library service provides a home delivery service and the Elderly person’s Club at providence Place provides a range of activities.

Key Issues

  • Older people in Filey make a significant economic and social contribution to their community. Some continue to work, some undertake significant unpaid caring responsibilities and many are active volunteers.

  • Filey attracts a significant number of households migrating to the area from other parts of the UK. Between 2002-2007 over 1300

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