Equality Bill 1
Team 1Question: What date was the Equality Bill introduced?
Answer: 24th April 2009
Question: Name an example of how public bodies can make services accessible for the elderly
Answer: Benches for parks
Question: Name two weaknesses of the equality bill
Answer: Difficult to prove age discrimination both in and out of the workplaceIndividuals may not be aware of their rights
Fear of Victimisation
it can be emotionally stressful and time consuming
the bill does not change peoples attitudes towards elderly and their capabilities and place within society
Team 2Question: Is banning age discrimination outside the workplace one of the things the equality bill does?
Question: Why was the equality bill introduced?
Answer: To make services for elderly people more fair and equal.
Question: The Equality Bill is for ________
Answer: Older People
Team 3Question: Does the equality bill protect carers from discrimination?
Answer: Yes - True
Question: Have the exisiting services to elderly people changed due to the equality bill?
Answer: No they haven't
Question: What is an example of an exisiting service for elderly people?
Answer: Free Bus Pass Scheme
Team 4Question: Does the equality bill cover direct and indirect discrimination?
Answer: Yes it does
Question: Name two strengths of the equality bill
Answer: Older people are now seen as equal to younger people
Older people are now entitled to the same goods as younger people
exisiting services to the elderly have not changed as a result of the bill
promtoion of self advocact - gives older people a voice
High profile cases have been taken to court and won
Covers direct and indirect discrimination
Covers victimisation and harrassment
Question: Does the equality bill change peoples attitudes towards the elderly and their capabilities?
Answer: No it doesn't
Team 5Question: Is it easy to prove age discrimination? Yes or No?
Answer: No, it can be difficult to prove
Question: Can companies refuse to sell insurance to elderly people and why?
Answer: No, because insurance is a good and the equality bill states that goods can't be refused to elderly people.
Question: Who has the legal duty to ensure that elderly people are treated fairly and equally?
Answer: Public Services