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Age NI held a seminar in Belfast on Tuesday 10 December 2013 examining the challenges and opportunities that the forthcoming legislation on goods, facilities and services on the grounds of age will have on the health and social care sectors.

Duane Farrell, Director of Policy, Age NI chaired the event. In opening the event, Duane highlighted the significance of hosting this event on Human Rights Day, celebrating as it does the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Duane highlighted that age equality must be seen as a fundamental dimension of human rights.

Duane was joined by Ros Levenson, an independent researcher and policy consultant. Ros has expertise in older people and discrimination and has published widely on this issue, including the Kings Fund Audit of Age Discrimination.

Nat Lievesley, a senior analyst at the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA), also presented. Nat was the principal author of CPA’s reviews of age discrimination commissioned by the Department of Health which contributed to the discussions leading up to the Equality Act 2010 in GB.

This event was part of the Human Rights Festival Programme to celebrate Human Rights Day.

Download the report, presentations and participants brief

Event Report - Achieving Equality in Health and Social Care for Older People - Dec 2013 (PDF 180KB)

Presentation - Lievesley - Evidence of Age Discrimination - Dec 2013 (PPT 1.5MB)

Presentation - Levenson - Why Age Discrimination Matters - Dec 2013 (PPT 920KB)

Participants Brief - Achieving Equality in Health and Social Care for Older People (PDF 340KB)

For more information: Age NI 028 9024 5729

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