News that the Government has proposed a new duty on public authorities to address socio-economic inequalities in the Equality Bill presents a major opportunity for us to move the agenda forward for people of all ages.
This report looks in particular at the effects of inequality when older people access and use public services. Older people are the main users of public services yet to date, very little attention has been paid in Policy and Research literature to socio-economic inequalities between different groups of older people and how these inequalities affect access to and use of public services in later life. This report aims to fill the gap.
It presents findings relating to public services such as health care, social care, housing, community services, transport and technology and draws in part on a literature review at the London School of Economics (see Appendix 1, Methodology, main report).
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