Beecham, J.K. and Knapp, M.R.J. and Fernandez, J.L. and Huxley, P. and Mangalore, R. and McCrone, P. and Snell, T. and Wittenberg, R.
Age Discrimination in Mental Health Services.
Personal Social Services Research Unit, 68 pp.
The UK government is currently (June 2008) considering the introduction of legislation to outlaw age discrimination in the provision of public services. The Department of Health commissioned a short piece of research to explore the extent of age discrimination in mental health services.
Three broad issues are addressed in this report: inequalities between adult and older people’s mental health services; inequalities between adults and older people with mental health problems in their use of health and social care services; and knowledge about the likely single equalities legislation in current services and the possible costs of implementation. The report does not examine differences in outcomes
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