We are working with other age organisations to try to produce key recommendations and concerns relating to older people that we hope maybe useful for you to raise with potential candidates. In the meantime please go to the Age UK website (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/our-impact/campaigning/general-election-2019) to see their election manifesto for older people, which may give you some inspiration. If you have key concerns that relate directly to the situation of older working age people (50- 66+) and working pensioners (66+) please send them to us at this site.
Wise Age is now moving towards the successful completion of its 2 contracts with the DWP in East London (Hackney and Tower Hamlets). We have nearly completed our 80 registration of starts for both our contract to help over 50s into work and also for our contract Helping those 50+ furthest away from the job market get ready for work. We are also pleased that nearly all of our candidates are now nearing the completion of their support programme. We are on course to reach our target of getting people into work and hope that as usual we can exceed this target.
Besides the 80 people we have registered and are helping we have also recruited and offered support through 121s and group training to many more since the programme started in March this year. The contract will end next March. We hope that with our successful track record of getting registered 50+ clients into work (between 45- 50% as opposed to the national average of 15%) we may be able to successfully tender for more contracts both in East London and elsewhere in London sub regions. Anyone wishing to have us as partners in the delivery of 50+ work programme please contact us as per our contact details.