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Welcome to Corporate Training
Age

There are nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.  Age is one of these characteristics.

The Equality Act 2010 says that you must not be discriminated against because:
you are (or are not) a certain age or in a certain age group
someone thinks you are (or are not) a specific age or age group (discrimination by perception)
you are connected to someone of a specific age or age group (discrimination by association)
Age groups can be quite wide (for example, ‘people under 50’ or 'under 18s'). They can also be quite specific (for example, ‘people in their mid-40s’). Terms such as ‘young person’ and ‘youthful’ or ‘elderly’ and ‘pensioner’ can also indicate an age group.
 

This word cloud shows some of the terms we might encounter when talking about age.


The Centre for Ageing Better ten age-positive icons


The Centre for Ageing Better has released a series of ten age-positive icons, designed to replace the limited and stereotypical selection of images commonly used to depict ageing and older people and to tackle ageism and use of damaging stereotypes across public life.  The new range of icons has been co-designed and aims to show the diversity of later life in a positive and realistic way. 

 

 

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Older People


The Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (HAIRE) project is funded by Interreg 2 Seas and the EU’s European Regional Development Fund and aims to improve mental wellbeing, community life, and local services. 

Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (HAIRE)

You can view recorded webinars on the following subjects by going to the HAIRE web page above.  All the below recordings are on this page.

 

When We’re 64: A guide to a great later life 
Louise Ansari, author, Director of Communications at the Centre for Ageing Better, and East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group board member and local resident, in conversation as we explore how to have a great later life. 

Kindness and coronavirus 
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought enormous personal, social, and economic challenges. Through the upheaval of adapting to coronavirus, might more kindness be part of its legacy? 

The psychology of loneliness 
Coronavirus has had a profound impact on our ability to connect with people – understanding our ‘internal’ experience of loneliness, and what we can do about it, has never been more important. Kate Shurety, Executive Director, Campaign to End Loneliness, discusses loneliness in later life. 

How to age 
As a culture, have we become ‘anti-age’, fearing frailty and loneliness, or denying the ageing process altogether?  What would it mean to be ‘pro-age’?  Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and writer Anne Karpf on what it means to age and how to do it well. 

Finding purpose in later life: ageing well through intergenerational connection
Internationally renowned writer, social entrepreneur and leading expert on the longevity revolution Marc Freedman discusses why older age can come with a diminishing sense of direction, and how we can find meaningful activity that serves our innate need for purpose as well as the greater good.  

We all have something to offer: are older people included in our communities? 
Being included in a community is about more than just living in it. The National Team for Inclusion talk about whether older people feel they belong, and what needs to happen so that people’s lives reach beyond the four walls they live within. 

 

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