A new vision for older workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit

Lynne Wealleans, our Programmes Lead attended the Parliamentary Reception hosted by Steve Webb MP, Minister of State for Pensions, to launch Dr Ros Altmann’s report to Government - A new vision for older workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit. The Foundation has, since 2004, been involved in supporting older workers and welcomes this positive movement for change; as Dr Altmann says in her report “If we are to seize the moment, changes are urgently required to overcome the barriers to later life working. Our concept of retirement and ageing in the workforce must move with the times as people’s lives and the population demographics change.” ... Read more

DWP Later Life Newsletter

Latest newsletter from the DWP including “I’m still me” Older people challenge health and care services to provide more coordinated care and refrain from labelling them as ‘frail’. The publication challenges health and care services to work together and improve the outcomes older people say are most important to them – things such as independence, social interaction and relational support. ... Read more


WHAT OLDER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN OLDER AGE: A consultation by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People ... Read more

Kingdom United?

The Social Integration Commission was set up to explore key questions about how people from different ethnic and age groups and income backgrounds relate to one another in modern Britain. ... Read more

Are you interested in becoming a Positive Living Coach?

During the months of November and December 2014, the Beth Johnson Foundation delivered the first round of their Positive Living training course. This course trains community members to become Positive Living Coaches, enabling them to raise awareness of self-management of health and long term health conditions. ... Read more

Later Life Newsletter No. 64

The Foundation would like to share this latest newsletter with you. Read about the Older Workers Scheme, Results from a survey of attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives and Is the digital age contributing to fuel poverty. Plus much more information and advice. ... Read more


Ageing Without Children (AWOC) are interested in hearing the views, ideas and comments of those ageing without children, and others who are interested in the issue such as Journalists, activists, campaigners, organisations or childless adults 50+ . Can you complete a survey which will only take a couple of minutes and would help with planning for the future? ... Read more

Cancer Advocacy and Support Project expands

The Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project continues to expand. The fourth Volunteer Co-ordinator, Hilary Stefanelli, has joined the Project enabling the service to be offered to all residents of Staffordshire over the age of 50 years. Recently Macmillan Cancer Support (West Midlands) granted funding to expand the service into Wolverhampton from February 2015. The Project welcomes enquiries from anyone thinking about volunteering. Training and support is given to all volunteer advocates and if you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity then give the office a ring (01782 844036) and speak to one of the Volunteer Co-ordinators. You can give as much time as you want, the work is varied and very rewarding. ... Read more

Could you become a Positive Living Coach?

As we are coming to the end of our very first Positive Living Training course, it is now time to start recruiting for the next round of training. This training will be starting the week commencing 23rd Feb 2015 and days and venues are still to be confirmed. If you would like to know more about this FREE accredited training course, please get in touch: Michelle - 07467915903 or michelle.brown@bjf.org.uk Also a HUGE thank you to all the learners who have attended so far, in helping us further develop our training. It's been lovely to work with you all ... Read more

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