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).
Wise Age would like people to apply for the following jobs which are new vacancies arising as part of delivering their our support programmes for over 50s. The programmes are funded by DWP Flexible Support Fund.
Admin officer 1- 3 days / week @ £120 per day
Project Co-ordination and Client advisor 2.5 days / week @£140per day
Employer engagement / Job brokers 2- 4 day per week @ £140 per day.
Please apply with CV as soon as possible as interviews and appointments will take place soon.