On Monday The Guardian published a comment piece by Michele Hanson, '70-year-old baristas? The government should wake up and smell the coffee'.
As the article by-line says,
'As more people are forced to work later in life, DWP advice for bosses to make concessions to older employees looks farcical – and our future looks frightening'
Wise Age has been campaigning for years to get the government to allow the DWP to reinstate the support programmes to help the 50+ back into employment and self employment. We need the government to reinforce our message to employers that 'Hiring older workers and having an age diverse workforce boosts your profits, productivity and employee loyalty'.
Via Connect Hackney:
Connect Hackney is hosting a joint focus group with our friends at Ageing Better Camden, to discuss the Mayor of London's transport strategy from the point of view of older people.
We want to look at how we can make public transport easier to use for older people and how London’s streets can be made safer and more accessible environments.
We are looking for eight local older people who would like to take part in the focus group discussion. Could this be you? A member of the Transport for London stakeholder engagement team will be there to hear your views.
Lunch will be provided for all those taking part.
Time and date: 10am to 12.45pm, Tuesday 19 September
Venue: "Lift", 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW
The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation into his Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Individuals can participate via the online forums: forums (for individuals)
Organisations can participate by completing this questionnaire: questionnaire (for organisations)
There's more information about the consultation here: Consultation: the Mayor's vision for a Diverse and Inclusive city
The consultation runs until 11th September 2017.