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Age Inclusive Matrix

Age Scotland Matrix

Bespoke specialist HR support for an age-inclusive workplace

The Age Inclusive Matrix (AIM) is designed to support and enable organisations to be as age-inclusive as possible taking into account their unique needs and circumstances.

Age Scotland's Age Inclusive Matrix (AIM) helps organisations to be as age-inclusive as possible. It has been created over five years by pooling the experience of both our charity and our team of experienced HR professionals.

An age-inclusive workplace is one where employees of all ages have an effective voice, feel respected, valued, and able to fulfil their aspirations and potential. Over the last 5 years Age Scotland has worked with over 200 organisations on promoting age-inclusive workplaces.

The Age Inclusive Matrix is fully funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 

There are two options for organisations who are interested in taking part in the AIM programme:

AIM - Getting Started

Are you just beginning to look at how your organisation can become more age-inclusive? Or are you unsure if the full AIM programme would work for your organisation?

If so, AIM - Getting Started can help.

AIM - Getting Started is designed for Line Managers and HR and Diversity & Inclusion leads of organisations who are interested to know more and discover if it could fit their culture.

Firstly, you are invited to complete a short online self-assessment of your current approaches to some key age-inclusive activities.  Once you have submitted your self-assessment you will be eligible for a one-hour online follow-up consultation with one of our team of Age Inclusive Workplaces consultants 

Our consultants bring extensive HR and organisational experience of all sectors and have a wealth of insight into good practice on age inclusion.  This consultation is an opportunity for you to reflect on your organisation’s current position regarding age-inclusion.  It allows you to consider opportunities for learning from others and bringing best practice into your organisation.

We hope you are prepared to invest a little time in getting started on the age inclusion journey and we look forward to talking with you!

AIM - Into Action

Once they have completed the AIM - Starting Out phase, many organisations move onto Age Inclusive Matrix - Into Action.  This is an in-depth programme which supports and enables organisations to analyse all relevant areas to ensure that they are age inclusive to an optimal level for their circumstances.

Typically delivered over a period of 6 months, our HR professionals support organisations each step of the way to provide guidance and support and  ensure lasting benefits from the programme.

Common themes explored include management best practice, supportive and informed line managers, a positive work environment, transparent policies and processes and an organisational commitment to lifelong learning and employee well-being.

The time investment is around 6 days in addition to the time to implement any projects identified as a result of the programme.


How has AIM helped organisations so far?

Watch our short film to hear what organisations like Sodexo have to say about completing Age Scotland's Age Inclusive Matrix programme.

AIM has been one of the most valuable projects I've been involved in from an HR perspective; it has been incredibly helpful and insightful. The process framework is simple and action-oriented.

Emily Hayes, Head of HR, Scotland & Ireland, News UK

For further information please contact Jonathan Park on 07808 024 807 or by emailing jonathan.park@agescotland.org.uk

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