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Supporting an ageing workforce

By 2035, more than half of UK adults will be over 50 years of age. A report from think tank the Centre for Social Justice says older people and employers will need support to unlock the potential of this demographic and enable older people to access the benefits of work.

Without a concerted effort to increase the opportunities for older workers, individuals, businesses and the economy will suffer, it says. Among the recommendations are enhanced healthcare support through improvements in occupational health, training in mental health first aid and further support for those aged 55 and over from the Department of Work and Pensions. More....