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'.
Are you aged 50+, live in Hackney and trying to get back into work?
If so, why not come along to our next free session? Wise Age has over 15 years experience helping people just like you to overcome the barriers older people face.
These informal sessions are held every fortnight and you don't have to have been to one before.
Wednesday 16th August, 11.00 - 14.00Chats Palace42-44 Brooksbys WalkE9 6DF (map)
Bring along details of any jobs that you're interested in, or just come along for general advice, guidance and support.
We're here to help!
Age UK London and Positive Ageing in London invite you to a joint event on 18 September on older Londoners and housing. What sort of housing do older Londoners want? With the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, about to plan a new London Housing Strategy, come along and tell us what the policies should be for housing in London.
The debate will be introduced by a range of expert speakers from key organisations.
We are holding this event as part of a project funded by Hyde Foundation to explore older people's views on housing.
The event is from 10.00 (Registration) to 3.30, with a light lunch available.
To find out more and to register, please visit the event website.
Policy and Campaigns Manager
Age UK London
T: 020 7820 6777