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Introduction

Our society and economy must wake up to the ageing of the population. Age UK is pressing to ensure goods, services and job opportunities are accessible to people of all ages and from all communities.

There is a solid legislative base to promote equality and human rights. We work with government and other organisations to ensure this law is implemented effectively and not diminished, and to raise awareness, promote positive legislation and ensure older people’s rights are respected. 

Recent publications and reports

Here's a selection of recent and important documents.

Consultation response: Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Legal Strategy, December 2014 (PDF 351)

Home Office Domestic Abuse Consultation (October 2014) (PDF, 355 KB)

EHRC Consultation Age Supplement (May 2014) (PDF 347 KB)

Evidence submission to the select committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 September 2013 (PDF 286 KB)

Consultation Response: UNDESA Call for input May 2013 (PDF 94 KB)

Consultation Response: OHCH Rights of Older People April 2013 (PDF 268 KB)

Human Rights Policy - Evidence Paper September 2012 (PDF 800KB)

Ban on Age Discrimination in Services (PDF 51KB)

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