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Working and volunteering in older age


Employment Advice and Support

Did you know that it's illegal for employers to discriminate against you because of your age?  There is also no legal age at which you have to retire.

  • Help and support for older workers - provides up to date guidance for working past 50, aimed at older people who want to work longer and employers, who could benefit by employing older people
  • Job seeking advice - careers advice, work clubs, and more top tips
  • Starting a business - essential tips and advice on starting your own business
  • Pensions and retirement - information from the Money Advice Service, including retirement advice, types of pension and retirement income, and information on automatic enrolment
  • Age UK - work and learning information from the UK's largest charity working with older people

Volunteering Opportunities 


Good Neighbour and Befriending

Good Neighbour schemes aim to support older members of the community through volunteer befriending and activities.  The links below provide information on how to volunteer or use their services.

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