Research by public sector analyst Experian has some shameful news for Londoners. Not only do we have fewer older people in London compared with most of England, they are also amongst the most unhappy in the country.
The research conducted for the BBC revealed that the capital's over-50 population fell between 1999 and 2009. The city’s boroughs have the nine lowest concentrations of people aged over 50 in England, and they make up the bottom 10 in this age group's satisfaction with social cohesion.
The biggest areas of concern were community cohesion - that warm 'neighbour takes care of neighbour' feeling - and home care. Unfortunately, these are also the areas most likely to be affected by the spending cuts.
By Chetna Prakash. Image by Herschell Hershey in the Londonist Flickr pool.