Fuller Working Lives - a framework for action
Read the Government's new action plan to help older people stay in the workplace. It sets out a range of measures including new Jobcentre Plus pilot projects offering tailored provision for older jobseekers in some offices, a Jobcentre Plus initiative to identify and understand particular barriers to employment for carers, and the launch of a new Health and Work Service to provide workers with long-term health problems with the support they need to stay in or return to work
Productivity and Age
This Age UK briefing challenges assumptions about productivity and age. Based on a review of the evidence on older workers and productivity, it shows that a person's age bears no relation to their ability or capability to perform the vast majority of jobs. They are at least as productive as their younger colleagues.
Our focus is on the 50+ jobseeker because the success rate of back to work support with this age group has not been as good as with other ages.
Of course, this is not always the case. There are success stories where helpful support has made the difference to someone's life.
This is where you come in. It is why your job is so important.
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