Why aren’t mobility scooters designed for independence?
Mobility scooters and other mobility aids, can give people a new lease of life. But why is so little thought given to their design? By Josh Coles.
Bone of contention
Dorothy’s succinct reflection on ageism in healthcare.
Talked at, and down to, at the same time
As an older woman who uses a wheelchair, Jay experiences practical problems with accessibility but it is the attitudes of others that she finds the most difficult to deal with.
End of life care is where ageism meets other prejudice
Sue Ryder know from experience of delivering palliative care that accessing the right care at the end of life can be particularly problematic for older people. By Duncan Lugton.
We need to be able to trust public transport
Accessible and reliable public transport is key to many older people living fulfilling lives. By Sophie Lock from Leonard Cheshire.
Negative stereotypes stop older and disabled people getting crucial support
There are at least two generations of people aged 65 and over, both of which need less stereotyping and more support. By Professor Peter Beresford OBE.
Growing older with HIV
The unique challenges facing the first generation of people growing older with HIV. By Ian Green, Chief Executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Combating ageism in healthcare
Ageism can act as a barrier to older people receiving good quality care. By Dr Premila Fade, Dr Sarah Goldberg and Colin Nee for the British Geriatrics Society.
The continued importance of “Nothing about us, without us”
How offering people greater choice and control over their lives through co-production benefits older people and those living with a disability. By Ewan King from the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Disabled people deserve kindness and consideration
Lynne talks about living with a disability, and her experience of the kindness and cruelty of strangers.
Why we must challenge ourselves not to be ageist
Why do we struggle with ageism when we’ve made better progress with other protected characteristics? By Professor Martin J Vernon from NHS England.
The road to poverty for older people with mental health problems
The difficulties of securing a good enough pension when faced with mental health difficulties. By Rachel Braverman from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.