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The rights of older people

Inquiry

This inquiry will consider key issues faced by older people from their own perspectives and those of expert witnesses, including discrimination lawyers and advocacy organisations. It will examine whether there is enough focus on the issues and effective policies to tackle them. It will look at how well older people’s rights are protected in equality law and whether there is an adequate framework to champion older people’s rights, including in the machinery of government.

Read the terms of reference for this inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Past events

Wednesday 28 February 2024
9:30am Private
9:50am Public
The rights of older people - Oral evidence 28 February 2024
9:50am
  • Natalie Hall (Chief Strategy Officer at 55/Redefined)
  • Jonathan Boys (Senior Labour Market Economist at Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD))
  • Nicola Smith (Head of Rights, Social and Economics at Trades Union Congress (TUC))
  • Professor Wendy Loretto (Dean and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at University of Edinburgh Business School)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 7 February 2024
2:00pm Private
2:20pm Public
The rights of older people - Oral evidence 7 February 2024
2:20pm
  • Dr Alysia Blackham (Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne)
  • John Kirkpatrick (Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Equality and Human Rights Commission)
  • Declan O'Dempsey (Barrister at Cloisters Chambers)
  • Councillor Gillian Ford (Deputy Chair, Community and Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association)
  • Dr Emilene Zitkus (Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University)
  • Helen Dobson (Managing Director at Citizens Online)
3:10pm
  • Helen Dobson (Managing Director at Citizens Online)
  • Dr Emilene Zitkus (Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University)
  • Councillor Gillian Ford (Deputy Chair, Community and Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 10 January 2024
2:00pm Private
2:20pm Public
The rights of older people - Oral evidence 10 January 2024
2:20pm
  • Caroline Abrahams CBE (Charity Director at Age UK)
  • Carole Easton OBE (Chief Executive at Centre for Ageing Better)
  • Heléna Herklots CBE (Older People's Commissioner for Wales at Older People's Commissioner for Wales)
  • Joanna Elson CBE (Chief Executive at Independent Age)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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  • Email: womeqcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General enquiries) 020 7219 4452 / (Media enquiries) 020 7219 1725
  • Address: Committee Office, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA