There have been a spate of articles and comments around ageing in the Guardian this last week with older baby boomers starting to show an interest in promoting the positive benefits of ageing and the contribution that older people make. We hope that this can be used by all of us to promote the positive aspects of ageing, the many benefits that we older people bring, the advantages of having an appreciation of the ageing process, and the pleasures of collective discussion and action.
Wise Age is pleased to announce that we successfully completed our Resourcing Older People’s Employment Support (ROPES) project which was funded by Trust for London. We were able to help train up over 80 voluntary and community organisations towards a better understanding of both the barriers facing older working age people in employment, and how to help overcome them.
As a result, we have been able to research and build up a library of information and best practice both for older people looking for work, and for employers seeking to benefit from an age diverse workforce, and at the same time provide templates and information to agencies working to help older people back into employment and self- employment. This will be made available for all in the near future on our website. We are also hoping to publish, in the near future, two handbooks we have produced – An Employers Guide and a Guide for Unemployed Seniors.