Equality and Diversity


Information and advice on age, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Age - refering to a person belonging to a particular age (e.g. 32 year olds) or range of ages (e.g. 18 - 30 year olds).

Internal guidance

External organisations and publications

ECU guidance - Managing flexible retirement and extended working lives

Age UK

Age Positive publications

Banning Age Discrimination In Services - an overview for service providers and customers


Local Opportunitiues for Older People (LOOPS) is a local joint initiative funded by City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Dept. LOOPS can help if you are looking for activities and events if you are an elder carer, or work with an older person/people, in Edinburgh. Further information at the following link:

Local Opportunities for Older People