Unemployment amongst over 50s is rising in the North West, but HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity, The Prince’s Initiative, is tackling the problem by bringing its successful self-employment course to Liverpool.
There are 3.5 million people between the age of 50 and 64 out of work in the UK. Redundancy and unemployment is a huge problem for the over 50 community; many of whom possess a wealth of skill and ambition, yet are turned away from employment because of their age. The Prince’s Initiative believe that self-employment is a fantastic and fulfilling solution for the over 50s; 48% of over 50s are more likely to succeed in business creation than any other age group.
The Prince’s Initiative is the only national organisation dedicated to supporting unemployed over 50s explore self-employment. With 29,545 over 50s claiming job seekers allowance in the North West, The Prince’s Initiative’s “Preparing to Run Your Own Business” course taking place in Liverpool could not have come at a more appropriate time. The course kicks off on 9th September and takes entrepreneurs over the age of 50 in straightforward steps through the challenging process of planning to start a business.
Rod Boyes, attended one of the “Preparing to Run Your Own Business” courses and has since gone on to create his own company Pinegrove leather. He says of the course, “The course was fantastic and helped me learn all the necessary skills needed to set up in business - such as cash flow and negotiating with customers and suppliers - as well as providing an inspiring and fun environment to learn within”.
If you are unemployed or facing redundancy, why not join The Prince’s Initiative at their “Preparing to Run Your Own Business” course in Liverpool by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 0845 862 2023 or visiting prime.org.uk/courses for more information.