Wise Age supports these Age Platform (UK) and Positive Ageing in London recommendations relating to an Older People's Brexit sent to David Davis - Minister for Exiting the EU and the Parliamentary Committee on Exiting the EU.
Wise Age Chief Exec. Chris Walsh, who is co-chair and Chair of these organisations, was instrumental in preparing this submission. We are still waiting on the reply but want to encourage older people to be engaged in developing and campaigning for their rights during the BREXIT negotiations and make sure that in post Brexit Britain the interests and needs of older people - especially those in greatest need - are guaranteed.
Wise Age are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide another round of Resourcing Older People's Employment Support (ROPES) training. The free training, which takes place on three consecutive Tuesdays in May, provides third sector and voluntary organisations with the skills and resources they need to help older working age people (50+) into work.
The training is free for voluntary oganisations and charities based in these London boroughs:
Barking and Dagenham, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster.
Over 50 London-based organisations have completed the training and joined the Age and Employment Experts Network (AEEN)
Click here for the full list: AEEN members
The training will be held on Tuesdays 2nd, 9th and 16th May, from 10.00am - 4.00pm, at:Account 33 Birkbeck StreetBethhnal GreenLondonE2 6JY
For more information and to book your place(s) please visit the EventBrite page: ROPES Summer 2017
Our free employment support project for Hackney's 50+ residents continues tomorrow, Tuesday 28th March, 11am - 3pm at Chat's Palace.
The day will focus on CV writing, job applications and interview techniques.
We're running the programme in partnership with Connect Hackney, supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
Any working-age Hackney residents who are aged fifty or over and out of work are welcome to come along.
When the programme was launched Chris Walsh, our Chief Executive, said,
"The first meeting and training session was a great success. One of the many problems that older out of work people face is increased loneliness and a sense of isolation after years of work. Part of the reason for this project is to help people to overcome this in a warm and welcoming environment and to encourage them to get together, to find opportunities for work, to start their own enterprise or to start off by volunteering."
The regular fortnightly support and training sessions continue on alternate Tuesdays at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, London E9 6DF (map below), starting at 11 am.