Age discrimination

  • We aren’t prepared for ageing population- challenge and opportunity

    Lords issue age challenge A fascinating and important work has been highlighted by the BBC which claims that research shows that the UK is unprepared for its ageing population in yhe years to come. The UK is "woefully underprepared" for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, a Lords ...

    Posted at March 14, 2013 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Man sacked at 65 wins age discrimination case

    Significant Court of Appeal case. A significant age discrimination and employment case has been heard and ruled upon at the Court of Appeal. Michael Bailey (68), from Swan Road, Whittlesey, had his employment with R&R Plant Hire, of King’s Dyke, Whittlesey, terminated on January 20, 2009 – the day of his 65th ...

    Posted at April 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Minister admits child exploitation much more common

    Child exploitation more common Child protection has always been a subject which people have tended to sweep under the carpet of perception. No one likes to think about the cruel realities happening behind the doors of local respectability. To cope we create stereotypes of the bogeyman , of the social ...

    Posted at February 28, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Government delays age discrimination legislation

    An unacceptable delay Along with many other organisations working in the field of equality and discrimination Equal and Diverse is disappointed that the Coalition Government has decided to postpone introducing legislation which will protect individuals discriminated against on the grounds of age. The Home Office has announced that measures to outlaw ageism ...

    Posted at February 25, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Is it time to have routine dementia tests?

    Calls for routine dementia tests. A routine test could triple the rate of detection of cognitive impairment and dementia, according to researchers who argue that screening should be mandatory for older people. Research from Australia and the United States suggests the role of tests could be significant in aiding and supporting those ...

    Posted at February 13, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination,Disability | 0 Comment
  • Smoking in cars with children campaign launched

    High profile Welsh campaign. This week has seen the launch of a campaign to discourage smoking in cars with children. The campaign has been launched in Wales and other parts of the United Kingdom are looking on with interest. It could be followed by a ban on smoking in cars if it ...

    Posted at February 8, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Care in Crisis – £500 million shortfall

    Major AgeUK report. A major report has been published by AGE UK which highlights what they consider to be Care in Crisis and a funding gap in the region of £500 million. However, just last week, this blog carried the news that according to the Minister, Paul Burstow there was absolutely ...

    Posted at January 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination,Social Care | 0 Comment
  • PM makes ageist remark to Dennis Skinner

    Cameron calls older MP a 'dinosaur' In a week when the Government Department on Work and Pensions published an excellent report on ageism in the workplace which highlighted the age discrimination of Britain the Prime Minister has scored a massive own goal. The Labour MP Dennis Skinner in a question on the ...

    Posted at January 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Yet another rise in youth unemployment

    Youth unemployment soars. There has been much in the news over the last few weeks expressing concern that the youth of Britain risk being lost to a world of work and opportunity. The latest unemployment figures show spiralling youth unemployment which has now reached the highest point at 1.043 million since records ...

    Posted at January 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
  • Age discrimination shown as embedded in British society

    Major report raises concerns for young and old alike A major Government report which has been long awaited has shown that age-related discrimination and stereotyping remain rooted in British society. Research by the Department for Work and Pensions compared attitudes between two key groups, people in their 20s and people aged 70 ...

    Posted at January 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Age discrimination | 0 Comment
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