Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service ensures that we follow all legislation; the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force on the 1 October 2006.
This legislation covers:
- Employment and vocational training
- Bans direct and indirect discrimination
- Bans harassment and victimisation
In order to make sure that we are abiding by this legislation we carry out Equality Impact Assessments. Age is one of the criteria that we consider during this process, which makes sure that no person is receiving any less favourable treatment or discriminated against because of their age.
Age Action Alliance
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is a partner in the Age Action Alliance along with dozens of organisations from across the voluntary, private and public sectors who are coming together to celebrate the lives of older people and address the challenges of our ageing society.
The Age Action Alliance was launched on the 30 September 2011 to coincide with Older People’s Day celebrations and will work together to improve the lives of older people and help transform communities into better places to grow older.
As the first national initiative of its kind, the Alliance aims to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged older people, prevent deprivation in later life and challenge age discrimination.
for further details please visit their website www.ageactionalliance.org  .