The King's Fund

Auditing Age Discrimination

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Ros Levenson
  • Publication date: 01 Feb 2003

How health and social care organisations respond to the needs - and rights - of the United Kingdom’s growing numbers of older people is increasingly in the spotlight. The Government’s 2002 National Service Framework for Older People has put age equality firmly on political and health service agendas, and new scrutiny groups have been set up at local level. But age discrimination is difficult to define and challenging to combat in practice. This guide gives clear, practical guidance about how to gather and assess evidence of age discrimination, who to involve in the process, what kinds of evidence to look for, and where to look.