Equality and diversity and older people with high support needs

Document type
Literature review
Blood, Imogen; Bamford, Sally-Marie
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 October 2010
Older Adults
Social welfare
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This review adopts a ‘capability-based’ approach to equality, analysing older people with high support needs from different equality groups and highlighting relevant debates associated to equality and diversity. Drawing on a range of reports, statistics and conversations with 13 experts, it presents:

  • the equality profile of older people with high support needs;
  • equality and diversity issues in accessing and experiencing services;
  • the gaps in the evidence base;