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ITT: Mid-life support – Employer and Service Provider Scoping

We are looking to commission research to assess employer demand for courses that support employees to look at psychological and emotional aspects of later life transitions and understand more about the potential routes for providing this.

Deadline for tender submissions is 5pm, Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

At the Centre for Ageing Better, we believe that employers have an important role in providing support to employees from mid-life onwards to help them plan for their later lives - which will include retirement, life post-retirement or staying in work for longer if they want to. We know that transitions in later life such as; retiring from paid work, changing career, becoming a carer or developing a long-term health condition can have a major impact on people’s lives and their wellbeing and that there is a  lack of preparation for transitions such as these.

For this invitation to tender we are looking to commission research to assess employer demand for courses that support employees to look at psychological and emotional aspects of later life transitions and understand more about the potential routes for providing this.

Recognising the lack of support for people as they get older, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (CGF) funded several courses that aimed to build resilience and emotional wellbeing to help people feel ready and positive about later life and better able to navigate life transitions. These courses employed well-known therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness and examined issues around ageism, resilience and transitions.

CGF and the Centre for Ageing Better partnered on the evaluation of two of these courses. The evaluation showed that for up to six months following the courses, participants had improved levels of wellbeing, self-kindness, self-judgement and acceptance of change. In addition, participants became clearer about their goals for their career, health, finances and relationships and had taken some action as a result. This suggests that psychological and emotional support can also give people the tools to plan and prepare for other areas of life. Further details on the impact of the courses can be found in the full evaluation.

We now want to explore employer demand for courses such as this, and possible delivery routes – to help us assess opportunities to scale up delivery.

Deadline for tender submissions is 5pm, Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

ITT: Mid-life support – Employer and Service Provider Scoping

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