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Our aim is for 1 million more people in their 50s and 60s to be in fulfilling work by 2022.
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A new report from Ageing Better and the Learning and Work Institute shows that the number of older workers on unemployment benefits has doubled as a result of the pandemic.
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This report sets out the steps that the government can take to support older workers to prevent long-term unemployment in the wake of COVID-19.
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2.8 million more workers have become unpaid carers since the start of the crisis. They need more support to juggle caring and work.
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The devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the economy may have a silver lining for older workers’ job prospects.
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Simon's Voice - Shielding during COVID-19

Simon, who is a train driver, fell into the government's shielding category at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown leading to his organisation putting him onto the furlough scheme. 
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When the COVID-19 lockdown was announced many organisations had to switch to flexible working, which brought about its challenges but also allowed the practice to thrive.
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Responding to the chancellor’s announcements on support for those who have lost their jobs during the crisis, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned that over 50s must not be left behind.
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Older jobseekers face a series of barriers to finding work, according to our report on improving employment support for over 50s.
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David's voice - Getting back into work during COVID-19

David, 56, had a twenty-year career as a high-profile trade union official. But after he left work to care for his partner in 2010, he’s struggled to get back into work.
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