Pilot programme aims to get over-50 jobseekers back to work

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area are to benefit from a pilot programme developing targeted new approaches to help over 50s get back to work.

This is due to the Greater Manchester Employment Support for Over-50s pilot scheme. Jointly launched by The Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Department of Work & Pensions, the programme is aimed at improving support models for older people.

Research by the Centre for Ageing Better last year found that older jobseekers would benefit from personalised support that could be flexible around caring commitments and health needs.

The pilot will focus on providing employment support that works for older jobseekers, trialling a range of approaches with the aim of finding a successful model that can inform national government policy.

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