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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together


Negative assumptions can often be made about people because of their age. Young and older people can be affected by this, both in the way that they are treated as service users and as employees.

Our Trust’s employment policies recognise that young people are essential to bring fresh perspectives and ideas and to maintain the workforce over time. Equally, we recognise that older people have a wealth of valuable skills, knowledge and experience, all of which are important for a balanced workforce.

In our services, we are committed to making sure that no-one is discriminated against because of their age. We are continuing to develop services for working age adults and older adults that are available on the basis of need, not age. We also recognise that younger service users should have access to services that are supportive and appropriate to their own needs.



Useful links

Age - older people

Help the Aged - www.helptheaged.org.uk

Age – young people

British Youth Council - www.byc.org.uk

National Youth Agency - www.nya.org.uk

Age discrimination - your rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission - http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/your-rights/age/