Age at Work
Age Cymru wants to encourage and support businesses to build age-friendly workplaces where older employees can thrive. We have formed a partnership with Business in the Community (Cymru) to support employers through the Age at Work programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Business Age Inclusive Audit
There are many benefits of an age diverse and inclusive workplace. Business in the Community encourages businesses to use this self-assessment age audit tool to identify gaps in relation to being an age-inclusive and age-friendly employer. It will help assess how friendly your business is in relation to supporting your older workers; and you can use the results to help you develop an age inclusive action plan. The Age at Work programme manager will review your completed self-assessment and send you a short, bespoke report with suggested actions and other support available.
By developing an effective age inclusive action plan, linked to your wellbeing strategy, your business and its workforce can benefit from a better work-life balance, increased retention, enhanced staff engagement and more satisfied and productive workers. The Business Age Inclusive Audit is offered free as part of the BITC’s Age at Work programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and delivered in partnership with Age Cymru. Your business can access and complete the Age Inclusive Business Audit
Age Inclusive Toolkit
This Toolkit provides a guide for employers to support staff over the age of 50 in relation to 4 key areas: Financial Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Work-life Balance and Workplace Practices and complements the Business Age Audit. Although primarily developed for older workers, this Toolkit contains recommendations for good practice that can be utilised and applied to all staff, regardless of age. If your business would like a free e-copy of the Age Inclusive Toolkit, please complete this simple form – Wales Age Inclusive Toolkit
Mid-life review workshops
Please note due to the current pandemic, the workshops are currently on hold. We're exploring providing these digitally. For more information please contact Jill at Business in the Community Cymru.
The mid-life review workshops provide an opportunity for you to reflect and take stock of where you are, where you’d like to be and what steps you can start to take to plan for the later life you want. It provides an overview of four key areas to help you consider informed choices for your future regarding your career, health and wellbeing, finance and work-life balance. You must be aged 50+ and either in employment or actively seeking employment to participate.
Some of the benefits of undertaking a mid-life can include:
- Opportunity to reflect and consider what you want and need for the future
- Better informed on where to get guidance on relevant topics
- Increased resilience
- More confidence regarding your transferrable skills and abilities
- Help to improve your health and wellbeing
- Enhanced confidence to focus and make changes.
More than 50% of us haven’t thought much about our hopes or ambitions for life after 60. Yet a high sense of control over this life transition results in better outcomes once in retirement.
For further information about the programme, please call 029 2078 0061 or email Jill Salter Age at Work Programme Manager / Rheolydd Rhaglen Pobl Hŷn yn y Gweithle.