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‘Soul-destroying’ ageism in recruitment could be final straw for over 50s made redundant during the pandemic

The experience of ageism in the recruitment process is widespread, according to a new report, affecting older jobseekers’ confidence, wellbeing and finances.

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Latest labour market data paints a worrying picture for older workers

The number of 50-64s who are out of work has risen by more than 175,000 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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Home working

User engagement and making the most of it

User engagement is vital to ensuring the success of a project as it provides real life input early on in the design stage of the process – but traditional face-to-face processes have been severely disrupted by the pandemic.

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England’s friendliest places revealed

North East revealed as England’s friendliest place, with 92% of people saying they know people they say hello to in their local area.

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How Time to Shine are tackling social isolation during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a significant threat to those who may already be at risk of loneliness and social isolation.This is what Time to Shine is doing in response.

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Let’s look north of the border for a bold vision of the future of care

Recently, Scotland's independent review of social care published its recommendations. England's politicians would do well to take inspiration from them.

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Digital inclusion

Adapting ways of working to address the impact of COVID-19 on community-based service

The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant that the past year has presented significant challenges for how communities work together and support each other during social distancing measures and reduced interaction.

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My vision of a Decade of Healthy Ageing: Jim, York

This year, 2021, marks the beginning of the UN’s Decade of Healthy Ageing which aims to foster healthy ageing and improve the lives of older people and their families and communities. Part of Ageing Better’s contribution to the Decade’s vision is through the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities.