Age Guidance - SAS

According to Age UK, one in four people aged 40 to 64 feels they have been treated negatively at work because of their age.

The Service recognises that age discrimination can affect people at all life stages. The Service is committed to ensuring that no applicant, employee or patient is treated less favourably than others on the basis of their age.

Although there is a lack of specific age related legislation, older and younger people’s rights to health care, the right to be listened to and to be treated with dignity and respect are protected in the UN Human Rights Act generally, as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Principles on the Rights of Older People.

Listening to younger and older people’s experience we can begin to acknowledge our own attitudes or practices which may be discriminatory or understand where we make assumptions regarding the care, treatment and services required.

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    Scottish Ambulance Service