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Have you or someone close to you over the age of 50 experienced ageism?

Age UK’s Media Team has been approached by a journalist who works for The Guardian newspaper to speak to someone aged 50+ who has experienced Ageism. The piece focuses on ageism being institutionalised across our society. The experience of ageism could include; a poor quality service received, not being listened to, being talked down to, being turned down for a job, being denied the healthcare that most suits your needs, or experience of health and social care professionals who read the age, rather than see the person.

The chat will be on the telephone, and is expected to last between 10 and 30 minutes. The journalist will call you at your convenience between Tuesdays and Fridays.

The journalist would ideally like to photograph and identify you in the article, however, in this case, the surname is not revealed. Please note that an anonymous telephone interview is equally acceptable if you prefer.

Age UK’s Senior Media Officer, Nikki Lennox, is happy to be the first point of contact to check that you are happy for her to release your contact details before putting you in touch with the journalist – with you prior permission via engagement@ageuk.org.uk

Please contact Nikki by 5pm on Thursday 13th December.