Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Charity demands 3 things from G'ment

Age Concern and Help the Aged are calling on the G'ment to commit to 3 actions to help deal with the ageing tsunami that we keep writing about.

Scrap the National Default Retirement Age which forces people to retire at 65 and allow people to continue working as long as they want or need to while they are able to do a good job.

• Provide financial incentives to employers who take on 50 plus workers who have been out of work for more than 6 months.

• Provide a tailored package of support for unemployed over 50s‚ including specialised training for JobCentre Plus staff to recognise the specific needs of older people job searching and providing them with meaningful‚ holistic support.

As we keep saying - is anyone listening out there?

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