News, Culture & Society

Britain is ‘completely and institutionally ageist’ says major care provider 

Britain is ‘completely and institutionally ageist’ says major care provider

  • Professor Martin Green said was a ‘national scandal’ issue had not been tackled 
  • Institutions like Equality & Human Rights Commission and NHS came under fire
  • The EHRC denied the allegations against them, saying their work ‘speaks to this’

Britain is ‘completely and institutionally ageist’, the head of one of the country’s biggest care providers claims.

Professor Martin Green said it was a ‘national scandal’ the issue had not been tackled like racism and homophobia.

The chief executive of Care England criticised institutions such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the NHS for not dealing with the problem.

Professor Martin Green said it was a ‘national scandal’ the issue had not been tackled like racism and homophobia (stock image)

He told The Guardian: ‘The EHRC is ignoring the elephant in the room in such a determined way I can only assume they’re part of the problem – that they’re imbued with the same institutionalised ageism as the rest of society.

‘You hear those in the NHS say, “That person is too old for an operation” but they never say they are “too black” or “too gay” for treatment.’

The EHRC’s chief legal officer Rebecca Hilsenrath said: ‘Professor Green is entirely wrong to say we do not take age discrimination extremely seriously. Much of our work speaks to this.’

The chief executive of Care England criticised institutions such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the NHS for not dealing with the problem (stock image)

The chief executive of Care England criticised institutions such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the NHS for not dealing with the problem (stock image)

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.