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Age Discrimination in Mental Health Services

Beecham, Jennifer, Knapp, Martin R J., Fernández, José-Luis, Huxley, Peter, Mangalore, Roshni, McCrone, Paul, Snell, Tom, Wittenberg, Raphael, Winter, Beth (2008) Age Discrimination in Mental Health Services. Personal Social Services Research Unit, 68 pp. (KAR id:13344)


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

Item Type: Research report (external)
Additional information: PSSRU Discussion Paper 2536
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Funders: Department of Health and Social Care (
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 14:51 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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