One of the greatest opportunities facing our region
Blog | Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester | 21 November 2017
In the Greater Manchester Strategy, published by the Combined Authority in October, we set out our vision for Greater Manchester, including our ambitions for employment. It’s not simply about getting more people into work, it’s about improving the quality of work.
Over 50 and out of work – giving hope to older jobseekers
Blog | Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager - Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better | 16 November 2017
Adrian is in his late 50s and out of work. He’s an experienced electrician, but has spent the past 10 years in and out of short term and zero-hours contracts. Adrian’s story is not unusual.
Stepping in to meet a need
Blog | Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 November 2017
As the number of people over 85 years old rises dramatically the number of people with care needs is set to increase. Whilst little focus is given to tackling the cause rather than the problem, the need for social care to help people can be delayed.
Work and health in later life
Blog | Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better | 25 October 2017
One of the main differences between older and younger workers is that people aged 50 and over are more likely to suffer from health conditions, with 44% of people aged 55-64 having at least one long-term condition.
Retired? Think again!
Blog | Grandma Williams, Campaigner against thoughtless ageism | 19 October 2017
‘Retired’ is not an occupation, but there it is, on the form, at the bottom of the list. Or maybe, even worse, you are expected to tick ‘None‘. But that isn’t true, is it? As you will certainly find, most retired people are busier than ever. We no longer have just one job, we have a dozen.
Feeling more confident in retirement
Blog | Michael, retired civil servant | 5 October 2017
My retirement was something that was always going to happen, but I would have liked more time to prepare rather than being thrown in at the deep end.
Gig economy: time to shift the spotlight to older self-employed workers
Blog | Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, Centre for Ageing Better | 3 October 2017
Nearly one in four workers aged 50 and over are self-employed – twice the rate of younger people. Self-employment is also growing faster among older workers. Why are more and more workers moving into self-employment in later life? And is this a good thing?
The Biggest 'Burning Injustice'?
Blog | Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better | 3 October 2017
Whilst the fact we are living longer lives should be celebrated as one of the giant achievements of our age, society has not responded positively.
Striking the right balance
Blog | Jess Kuehne, Programme lead for Physical Activity, Centre for Ageing Better | 22 September 2017
When people think about what they need to do to keep physically active in later life, most know they should be doing some kind of aerobic activity like cycling, walking or playing a sport. But it’s not all about cardio!