‘A New Vision for Older Workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit’ sets out ways to help older workers stay in or return to employment.
In March 2015, the Department for Work and Pensions published a number of documents as part of the ‘Improving opportunities for older people policy’.
Writing in The Guardian, Ros Altmann argues: ‘Ageist terms should be as unacceptable as racist or sexist ones’,
In December 2014, the Government announced the roll-out of an ‘older workers’ champion scheme across every part of the UK to tackle age discrimination, from April 2015.
‘Help and support for older workers’ was published by the Department for Work and Pensions in December 2014.
Equally Ours’ Director Nicky Hawkins blogs about the importance of human rights in care: Today the Care Quality Commission announced that a new ‘mum test’ will form part of standards for rating care providers. Inspectors will consider whether they would be happy for their own parent to be looked after in each home they visit. …
A Factpack of statistics from the International Longevity Centre – UK was published in July 2014.
The EHRC consultation on its draft guidance covering legislation banning age discrimination against people using public or private services closed on 2 May 2014.
In February 2014, a recommendation to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all older persons’ was adopted by the Council of Europe.
‘Age Immaterial. Women over 50 in the workplace’ was published by the TUC in February 2014.