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Discrimination and rights

Find out your rights and how they protect you from discrimination.

  • Your human rights

    Human rights are basic rights that belong to all of us simply because we are human. Find out your rights.
  • The Equality Act

    The Equality Act is a law that protects you from direct and indirect discrimination. It can protect you from age discrimination.
  • Your healthcare rights

    The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient. These rights cover how to access health services.
  • Ageism in consumer services

    If you feel you've been treated badly as a customer‚ here are some actions that you can take.

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  • What is ageism?

    Ageism is discrimination based on a person’s age. It can impact on someone’s confidence, job prospects, financial situation and quality of life.
  • Our Rights Our Voices

    The Our Rights Our Voices project aims to promote awareness and understanding of how human rights matter to us.

Meet the Our rights, our voices ambassadors

Katrin McEntee visits ambassadors at older people’s forums across the UK to hear about their involvement in Our rights, our voices, which aims to promote awareness of human rights for older people.

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Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.