Monday, February 1, 2010

Learning from The Brits – be aware of age discrimination

by Dr. Bill Thomas

From 2004 to 2006 I had the privilege of living in England, I
learned a lot about the culture, their openness to discuss difficult topics and their willingness to diminish inequality. I saw many good examples of empowerment of women, ethnic minorities, older workers and immigrants. Here is one more example:

The Equality Bill, published on 27 April 2009, will make it
unlawful to discriminate against someone aged 18 or over because of age when providing services or carrying out public functions.

The Centre for Policy on Ageing has produced five literature
based reviews in 2007 and 2009 to look for evidence of age discrimination in health and social care services in the UK.

They are:
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