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Worth fighting for: ten stories of ageism

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

Thanks to recent legislation, age discrimination in the workplace is high on the agenda. But how does age discrimination impact on other aspects of older people's lives? Research on Age Discrimination (RoAD) talked to older people across the UK about everything from shopping to sexuality and hospitals to hairdressing to find out how others see them – and how they see themselves. Worth Fighting For: ten stories of ageism contains brief case studies that vividly illustrate why age discrimination in goods and services should be outlawed.

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Towards common ground: the Help the Aged manifesto for lifetime neighbourhoods

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
14p
Place of publication:
London

Comment on the following - In 2001 the Government released its far-reaching plans for neighbourhood renewal which brought about burgeoning funding for regeneration across the country  which, despite mentioning older people in only three  times, provided a helpful starting point by defining what was meant by ‘sustainable communities’– places where people want to live and work, now and in the future.

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Spotlight report 2008: spotlight on older people in the UK

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
48p.
Place of publication:
London

Help the Aged’s latest annual Spotlight  indicator report focuses on older people in poverty in the UK and how they manage day-to-day living costs. It also looks at reducing the isolation many older people face; challenging neglect; defeating the ageism inherent in many areas of daily life; and preventing future deprivation. There are short sections on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a chapter on dignity.

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Less equal than others: public responses to government proposals on age discrimination: executive summary

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
London

The dossier, entitled Less Equal Than Others, contains over 500 responses from people who have witnessed or been the subject of ageism. It reveals the shocking truth about the barrage of age discrimination that older people face every day. In its Executive Summary, Help the Aged concludes that an overwhelming four out of five older people in the UK want age discrimination to be made illegal. The dossier dramatically illustrates the scale of the problem of ageism, and Help the Aged would like to thank everyone who contributed their experiences.

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A housing crisis for older people

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
London

Older people struggle with everyday household activities like bathing, using the stairs and tending the garden. One in five (22%) find it increasingly difficult to get around their own home. Unless more is done to help homeowners on low incomes, the UK could be heading towards a potential housing crisis for future generations of older people.

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Spotlight report 2007: spotlight on older people in the UK

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

This Report reveals what life is like for older people in the UK today. Behind every statistic are human beings, whose stories provide a vivid commentary throughout this report. Help the Aged calls for an end to the injustice that remains entrenched in so many areas of our society and those taking part in the survey articulate the urgency of this challenge.

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For richer for poorer: the financial situations of older people in Wales; executive summary

Authors:
HELP THE AGED, AGE CONCERN, WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Presents measures for income, social exclusion and deprivation among older poelpe in Wales. While notions of poverty are subjective in many respects it is objectively evident that older people in Wales are the poor relations of the European Union.

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Care today, care tomorrow: UK public opinion on long-term care; report based on a survey commissioned by Help the Aged and General Accident Life and conducted by NOP in July and August 1998

Authors:
HELP THE AGED, GENERAL ACCIDENT LIFE
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
11p.
Place of publication:
London

Report of a survey.

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Giving good care: an introductory guide for care assistants

Authors:
HELP THE AGED, SOCIAL CARE ASSOCIATION
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London

Practical booklet providing an introduction to the work of care assistants in residential homes for older people.

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An ageing population

Authors:
FAMILY POLICY STUDIES CENTRE, HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Family Policy Studies Centre
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
11p.,diags.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

A fact sheet examining trends in the ageing population and reviewing the social and economic characteristics of elderly people in Britain.

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