The right to freedom of speech and self –expression in old age.
Rights to the protection of self & property from harm & exploitation through the law.
Full right of access to leisure, education , housing & transport services.
The right to a chosen life style. This right should be removed by the use of legal powers only in the most exceptional circumstances.
The right to make an active contribution to community life & have a social, emotional, religious & cultural needs accepted & respected wherever an elderly person chooses to live.
The right to exercise some control & choice in relation to services available to elderly people.
The right to information about the range of public services available to elderly people.
The right to exercise some control & choice in relation to services provided –even if this means allowing risks to be taken.
The right to a competent assessment & review of individual needs.
The right to personal privacy in residential care.
A right to refuse or complain about services, right of access to an advocate able to provide representation on an impartial basis.