Age UK and Equally Ours, a project which has been funded by the Thomas Paine Initiative, have made a short film to raise awareness of the need for human rights protections for older people. The film is called ‘Charles’ and shows a man’s (Charles) life backwards, beginning in a care home and ending with him, Charles, as a baby.
It would be good to hear what you think of it and generally, any views you have about human rights for older people.
We want everyone in the UK to be able access compassionate care that respects all their human rights. We want people to know that they have rights and that indifferent, neglectful and abusive care is not acceptable. Age UK’s work with older people across the UK shows that, whilst there are many older people who receive very high quality care from committed carers, this isn’t always the case. When we use care services, we all need our human rights to make sure we are, listened to and treated with dignity and respect.
Equally Ours is an initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights for everyone in everyday life. It is a partnership between the Equality and Diversity Forum, Age UK, the British Institute of Human Rights, Children’s Rights Alliance for England, Disability Rights UK, Mind, René Cassin and Runnymede Trust. Age UK is working with Equally Ours to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits and importance of human rights in protecting the interests of older people.