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When will society decide you're on the scrapheap?

Age discrimination against older people is rife in British society and restricts their everyday lives. It is unjust, unfair and must end.

Help the Aged has commissioned a report into Age Discrimination, major findings include:

  • Health: Upper age limits exist for vital services like heart bypass operations, kidney dialysis and breast cancer screening.
  • Social Care: Cost ceilings (upper limits on expenditure amounts) for older people are significantly lower than for younger users of social services commissioned care.
  • Employment: Ten percent of companies have no staff over the age of fifty. Ninety percent of older people believe that employers discriminate against them.

The facts
Age discrimination blights the lives of older people and causes immense hardship, but what exactly is it and have you been affected by it? Read the
executive summary (PDF 97Kb).

Get active!
Add your support to the campaign and help us wipe out age discrimination. Sign up for our
campaign newsletter, fax your MP or request a Scrap It! campaign pack.

Your voice
Voice your opinions and experiences of Age Discrimination, we want to hear what you've got to say.

Campaign plan
How do we hope to eradicate age discrimination? This campaign by Help the Aged is set to last several years, read all about our plans here.

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Information and an archive of press releases for journalists interested in age discrimination




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