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Improving services and support for older people with mental health problems

Report reviewing the services available to older people with mental health problems and making a series of recommendations on how these can be improved.

Ageism, Age Discrimination and Social Exclusion

In this learning object you are asked to consider issues which are central to understanding the experience of ageing and older age in contemporary society. Ageism, age discrimination and social exclusion diminish the quality of life which older people may enjoy. They also threaten their mental health. In spite of their negative effect on the daily lives of older people, however, ageism and age discrimination are often unrecognised, ignored, or even compounded in health and social care settings.

VotingAge: an older people's manifesto

VotingAge is a campaign by older people to promote the needs and concerns of older people to political parties. This document contains the findings from regional consultation events and lays out the main areas of concern for older people and the changes they believe politicians should make to improve the quality of life for older people.

Preparing for our ageing society : a discussion paper

Paper discussing the implications for public services of an increasingly ageing society and seeking views from the general public on what they think is important for a good quality of life in later life.

Towards a European society of all ages

Document highlighting the importance of challenging age discrimination at both EU and national level and identifying the benefits eliminating age discrimination can bring to society, e.g the valuable cultural, social and professional skills possessed by older people.

Living well in later life: a review of progress against the National Service Framework for Older People

Collaborative report assessing the state of services for older people in England and pinpointing the steps which need to be taken to ensure standards are met and that services for older people continuously improve.

Promoting gender equality for older people in the EU

Document examining the current state of the gender equality issue in Europe and recommending courses of action to make more progress towards achieving full gender equality for older people.

Promoting the employment of older workers in the EU

Document arguing that the employment of older workers is a high priority for EU member states and suggesting ways to enable older workers to make a greater contribution in the labour market.

Healthy ageing: good practice examples, recommendations, policy actions

Brochure which sets out an integrated approach to healthy ageing by providing examples of good practice and policy recommendations in areas such as economics, housing, transport and education to assist the development of effective healthy ageing strategies at EU, national, local and individual level.