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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Literature review offering an analysis, derived from literature written internationally, of age discrimination in health, social care and mental health services and the costs and benefits of providing these for an ageing population.
Document intended to introduce organisations representing older people to the European institutions and to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the main EU level political and legislative processes.
This study of older people's mental health services assessed available national data and visited specialist mental health trusts. The interview tool covered questions relation to several of the core standards used by the Healthcare Commission to assess trusts' performance. The key findings are reported in four main themes: age discrimination, the quality of inpatient care, the comprehensiveness of services; and working with other organisations (how specialist services worked with primary care, adult social services and acute hospitals).
Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.
Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which sought to find out what needs to be done to better promote good mental health and well-being in later life throughout the UK.