Age UK helps over 50s take Next Steps back into work

AS part of a highly anticipated, wider re-opening plan for their centre in Ashton, Age UK Tameside’s dedicated employability scheme is leading the way in helping over 50s return to work.

The Next Steps scheme is a free four-week course, delivered by a team of specialist coaches, offering digital and IT support to help refresh job seeking skills but also explore new ones too.

Participants are encouraged to build their confidence and resilience alongside fine tuning those all important interview techniques.

Tameside Age UK L-R Ranjan, Bipin, Liz, Denise

Places are limited so anyone interested should call 0161 308 5000 in the first instance to book an appointment with one of the team.

The scheme is just one of the ways in which the charity is helping older people in the Tameside community.

Despite the severe limitations of lockdown restriction over the past 15 months, they have continued to provide much needed support to those in need by adapting many of their existing services including information and advice, community support and the Get Up & Go.

But with restrictions now easing, the team has returned to the centre and is now delivering in-person appointments and home visits ahead of a full re-opening at the beginning of August.

As more service users return to the centre, the team behind the dementia support service have released new spaces on their carer’s course, dedicated to helping carers find that much-needed support and ‘me time’.

Alongside the course, they offer an activity for those living with dementia, so people are able to attend together.

The charity is also recruiting new volunteers to a number of its key services, including the Dementia Community Service, Step Up Falls Prevention and the 131 Café.

Anyone interested in learning more about Age UK Tameside’s services or current volunteer opportunities should visit the website or call them on
0161 308 5000.

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