New Survey Shows NI Wants Age Discrimination To Stop (@age_ni)
New figures released from a survey conducted by Millward Brown for Age NI show that there is strong public support for our Assembly to show leadership and urgently prioritise legislation to end age discrimination here.
At present, people in Northern Ireland can be discriminated against on the grounds of age when accessing goods, facilities and services like health, financial or retail services unlike those in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland where there is protection against age discrimination in place.
The survey results show that:
- 77% agree/strongly agree that the NI Assembly must show leadership and take action to address age discrimination in NI
- 71% agree/strongly agree that full protection from discrimination on the grounds of age must be an urgent priority for the NI Assembly
- 70% agree/strongly agree that age discrimination has a negative impact on quality of life
- 92% agree/strongly agree that the legislation should extend to people of all ages
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