Age of Opportunity

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 delivery partners work with participants to understand their interests, aspirations and barriers to work or training. Each individual is then directed within our partner network for specialist support that will help them to engage in training and work readiness activity.


Claire’s story

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:


Age of Opportunity in Action:

Here are some of our participant’s journeys through the Age of Opportunity project:


Can the Age of Opportunity project help you or someone you know?

For details about the Age of Opportunity project, please contact the Building Better Opportunities team at Selnet Ltd as your first point of contact. They will be able to answer any initial queries and signpost you to the relevant support.

The Age of Opportunity project is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities programme to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. Following an extension to the project, it will now receive £4.9M of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.