Recently, The Royal College of Surgeons and AGE UK have written a report on age discrimination in surgery which, of course has been unlawful. It is no good pretending that it was not.
As some people lack mental capacity it would be interesting if the Court of Protection manages to play a protective role. As far as we know UK managed not to sign up to Fundamental Human Rights which includes the right to protective health measures.
So it appears that in UK dishonesty is the best policy - just keep on warm and lying about your age if you want to live longer and can get away with it.
Several decades ago I met a French Jewish woman who took her yellow star and her documents and flushed them down the toilet. She survived but others died in concentration camps. Here is something from Jewish Virtual Library:
In November 1938, following the Kristallnacht pogrom, Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich recommended that the Jews be forced to wear identification badges. Following Heydrich's recommendation, the German government first introduced mandatory badges in Poland in November 1939. Jews who failed to wear them risked death - On July 26, 1941, the Judenrat (Jewish Community Council) of Bialystok announced that "the authorities have warned that severe punishment — up to, and including death by shooting — is in store for Jews who do not wear the yellow badge on back and front."
The German government's policy of forcing Jews to wear badges, and then confining all who wore them to ghettos, was a tactic aimed at isolating the Jews from the rest of the population. It enabled the German government to identify, concentrate, deprive, starve, and ultimately murder the Jews of Europe. In 1942, Helmut Knochen, the German government's chief of the Security Service and the Security Police for occupied France and Belgium, stated that the yellow badge was "another step on the road to the Final Solution."
This policy was a part of what the Germans euphemistically called the "Special Treatment" of the Jews. Under this "Special Treatment," the Jews also endured:
1) A consistent propaganda campaign labeling them as the embodiment of evil and the misfortune of German society.
2) The revoking of all their rights of citizenship.
3) The confiscation of their property and businesses.
4) Their removal from jobs, schools, professions, and all social and professional intercourse with the rest of society.