AGE launches online toolkit to promote the rights of older persons in need of care

1stpage online toolkitAGE Platform Europe launches a new online toolkit which gathers information on existing instruments, policies and tools on the rights of older persons in need of care and assistance.  It provides a unique analysis, based on the realities faced by older persons and on numerous debates and exchanges at European level held these during the last years. The toolkit also suggests elements to build an efficient policy response and encourage improved practices to support the rights of older persons in need of care.

The toolkit starts with a broad introduction to the topic: a quiz, a video, and some key ideas and figures.

It is made of four main parts:

  • Part 1 The state of play on the rights of older persons in need of care and support at international level : it explains how the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation protect and promote their rights
  • Part 2 The rights of older persons in need of care and support at EU level: it explains how the European Union institutions protect and promote their rights
  • Part 3 Elements of policy response: it highlights the realities faced by older persons, and proposes several broad politcies to be put in place to better protect their rihgts
  • Part 4 A toolbox: it gathers several tools developed by AGE platform Europe and other partners that can be used to move forward in policy and in practice

It aims to be relevant at all levels, for a wide range of health and social care managers and practitioners, civil society organisations, policy planners, etc.

Whether you are involved in designing or monitoring the implementation of policies, or in their implementation, we hope that this toolkit will help you in your role to enforce the rights of older persons in need of care in practice and that it will strengthen concrete action on the field.

We also hope this toolkit will act as a catalyst to enable stakeholders at all levels and in all relevant fields to work better together to guarantee a dignified life for persons as they age.

The toolkit will be updated annually to reflect the latest policy changes and include improved and new reflections on the topic. Feel free to share with us news and relevant information in order to advance the rights of older persons in need of care in Europe.

Contact person: Maude Luherne Policy and project officer responsible for long-term care and elder abuse maude.luherne@age-platform.eu

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