The Age of Opportunity project is transforming the lives of disadvantaged older people across Lancashire: hear from some of the people involved in this short film:
The Age of Opportunity is a project designed specifically to meet the needs of over 50s who would like to work but are unable to without additional skills or support. A core focus for this project is supporting older people who are most at risk of social exclusion.
Under this project, our ‘Navigators’ work with participants to understand their interests, aspirations and barriers to work or training. Each individual is then directed within our thematic partner network for specialist support that will help them to engage in work readiness activity.
Claire had to leave her professional career after 15 years following a nervous breakdown. Her anxiety, lack of confidence and confusion about what to do next was holding her back from a fresh start. Through the Age of Opportunity project, Claire was supported to improve her confidence, skills and knowledge and to set up her own business:
The Navigator team at Age UK Greater Lancashire is the first point of contact for participants under this project.