Older Workers

Formed to bring all organisations interested in policy, delivery and campaigning to support the ageing workforce. In joint partnership with ERSA and the Centre for Ageing Better.

ERSA Online: Older workers Forum - Specialist Advisers for the ageing workforce

Date, time: 28 September, 10.30am - 12pm
Register at: https://ersaolderworkers.eventbrite.co.uk
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This meeting has been opened up and is free to join, you must register in advance. The joining link will be shared in advance through Eventbrite.

Theme and discussion points: Specialist advisers for the older workforce

This meeting is aimed at all employability professionals with an interest in building better employment support for the older workforce. This meeting will discuss what current provision is available already, what’s being trialled and what might be needed to meet the need of the ageing population.

  • Kim Chaplain, Associate Director, Ageing Better (chair)
  • Scott Parkin, Chief Executive, Institute of Employability Professionals
  • Penny Applegate, Bolton Partnership Manager, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Jagdeep Soor, Programme Manager - Work, Ageing Better
  • Abigail Boyle, Director of Operations, The poppy Factory
  • Steve Hart, CEO Employability, Ingeus
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive, ERSA

To influence the agenda, please email us at [email protected]

Resources and related links:

ERSA members will find details of previous meetings in the ERSA membership toolkit, email [email protected] with your membership number for a link.

A mid-life employment crisis: How coronavirus will affect the job prospects of older workers.

Learning and Work Institute, Centre for Ageing Better

Access the resources here;


Business in the Community
https://www.bitc.org.uk/age-and-multigeneration-teams/

How to support your older workers - Ageing Better
https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/blogs/how-support-your-older-workers

Older workers need flexible working - and employers need to provide it - Timewise
https://timewise.co.uk/article/older-workers-need-flexible-working/

How has COVID-19 changed the landscape of digital inclusion?
https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-08/landscape-covid-19-digital.pdf

Ageing better – Bridging digital divide
https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/publications/bridging-digital-divide-infographics

NASP is looking for 7 regional partners to coordinate the new regional development programmes, to be launched late October. See attached brief.
https://www.socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/National-Academy-for-Social-Prescribing-Invitation-to-Tender-for-Regional-Coordination_.pdf

Ofcom report on adults media use and attitudes

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0031/196375/adults-media-use-and-attitudes-2020-report.pdf

Help and support for older workers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-and-support-for-older-workers/help-and-support-for-older-workers

Inclusive recruitment and support
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inclusive-recruitment-support#older-workers

 

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