The final Wise Age “Training the Trainers” three day training programme in Age and Employment starts on Thursday 23rd February, continuing on 2nd March, and 9th March, at 10.00 am.
The training will be held at our office, which is in the premises of our partner and ROPES AEEN Member Account3, 3 Birkbeck Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6JY.
These 3 days provide you with everything you need to know to be able to provide support to older people ( 50+) seeking employment / self-employment, as well as a better understand the nature of ageism that older workers face and the benefits that they (and age diversity) can offer.
There's more information about our ROPES training here: ROPES.
Talking Business: Generations at War will be broadcast on BBC World News at 15:30 GMT on Friday, 13 January and on the BBC News Channel at 20:30 GMT on Saturday, 14 January.
This programme promises to reproduce the same old canard that the problems facing younger people are caused by Baby boomers. This is both factually wrong and an attempt to divide generations to deflect from the real causes. It is austerity which has caused suffering, misery and poverty in young and old alike.
The government has consistently been misleading the public over the effectiveness of their support for poorer and unemployed people. In particular the Welfare to Work provision which was not given to the voluntary sector but handed to their friends in big business, where their success rate was around 2.5% in the first year of operation at a cost of billions of pounds.
It is for that reason that Wise Age calls on the government to be using the voluntary sector directly far more in order to deliver support for unemployed people.
We welcome the small pilot contracts to help the 50+ at local DWP level which has been given to voluntary sector providers under the Flexible Support Fund provision.
There's more about this is issue on The Guardian website: Government misled public with 99% success rate claim on troubled families, say MPs