Three days over three weeks - ROPES (50+) training available for voluntary organisations in east, south east and central London this Autumn.
Wise Age would like to invite you to join ROPES (Resourcing Older People's Employment Support) - a funded training programme on Best Practice in Age and Employment.
We're funded by the Trust for London to offer a free 3-day training programme for organisations wishing to become skilled experts in the provision of employment advice, support and training for the 50+.
Went today to an excellent Positive Ageing in London meeting on ‘How Ageist are we?’ in central London.
There were speeches from:
Mervyn Eastman the Chair of PAiL who always gives good value and made a moving reference to visiting his mother who has dementia and reminded everyone that we should visit our parents and elderly relatives even though they may not remember everything or even us, they live in the moment and that moment of support love and companionship is very important to them and good for us.
Wise Age Chief Exec responded to calls that everyone will have to work longer and follow the example of the queen by stating:'The idea that older people should work longer is predicated on the basis that there are jobs available for them. This is not the case.
There are 3.5 million working age people over 50 who are workless (though only around 10% of them are able to get Job Seekers allowance).