Ranked ninth out of 50 places to be assessed, Sheffield features among the best major cities in the UK for elderly care.
The research conducted by Lottie aimed at discovering the best UK cities for care of over-65-year-olds. The experts behind the study created an index-based point system to rank the top 50 UK cities based on care and health facilities for the elderly.
The study was conducted in order to find which cities take the best care of their elderly residents ‘with the number of over-85s predicted to treble by 2066’.
Sheffield gained a score of 6.39 out of a possible 10, with Durham topping the leaderboards with a score of 8.79 out of 10.
Factors that were taken into consideration when coming to an overall score were care home review scores, restaurant rating scores, hospital distance score, and park access score.
Whilst achieving quite a low 4.49 score for review of care homes, Sheffield’s elderly care rating was hugely boosted by its park access score, which was an impressive 8.98, with hospital distance and restaurant distance both rated 6.73.
All data was recorded by Lottie in February 2022 and was accurate as of then.
For the full study and methodology, visit here.