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.

The Employment Support Landscape for the over 50s (Centre for Ageing Better)

  • A third of people made redundant during the pandemic were aged over 50
  • 50 to 64 who are not engaged in the labour market has risen by 228,000 since the start of the pandemic and the employment rate in this group has fallen by 1.8%. 
  • More than a third (36%) of 50-69 year olds feel at a disadvantage applying for jobs due to their age.
  • Three quarters (76%) of employers see older workers’ experience as crucial to their organisation’s success
  • More than half (54%) of employers agree that an age-inclusive workforce would increase productivity
  • Almost 4 in 5 of employers say that older workers would bring depth and breadth of experience to their organisation.
  • Less than half (49%) of employers say that age is covered by their existing diversity and inclusion policies
  • 7% of employers say they haven’t heard of age inclusivity in the workplace

ERSA Online: Older workers Forum

Date, time: 28 June, 2-3.30pm
Watch on demand available for ERSA members

To influence future agendas, please email us at events@ersa.org.uk

Resources and related links:

ERSA members will find details of previous meetings in the ERSA membership toolkit, email membership@ersa.org.uk 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

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/

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