By 2020 one in three workers will be over 50, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50.  Understanding the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population is vital if we all want to create productive, innovative and inclusive multi-generational teams as we all lead longer working lives.

It is therefore vitally important that businesses support older workers to remain or return to work. We can help.

Business in the Community Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have partnered with Age NI, Age Scotland and Age Cymru to deliver the Age at Work programme across all three nations. Together we are supporting employers to respond effectively to the ageing population and the needs of older workers, and to leverage the benefits of effective intergenerational working.

The Age at Work programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, aims to:

  • Encourage and support businesses to be more age-inclusive in retaining, retraining and recruiting older workers
  • Raise awareness of the impact of an ageing workforce and the need for an age-inclusive agenda in government, business and wider society
  • Support older workers to remain in or return to work

Through Age at Work, Business in the Community and its partners offer a range of FREE tools and services that help support businesses be more age inclusive and individuals to plan for and enjoy a longer working life.

Click here to download the three nations – Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – Age at Work: Over 50s Survey Responses and Recommendations (June 2020)

Please click on the region below to find out what support is available in your area, and how we can help.

Age at Work is not delivered in England by Business in the Community, but we can support your business to respond to our ageing population and the needs of older workers in other ways. Learn more about Business in the Community’s work on age in England.