All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering: Volunteering in Later Life
Date: 27 February 2017, 4pm – 6pm
Location: Committee Room 19, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA
Britain’s ageing population has resulted in a growing number of people keen to stay engaged with their community after retirement. This meeting will look at some of the projects already running that support volunteering in later life, and will explore what more we can do to encourage people to take social action after they have left the workplace.
- Katy Owen, Head of Centre for Social Action & Evaluation, Office for Civil Society, on their new £4m in funding for over-50s volunteering;
- Kim Roberts, Senior Campaigns Officer, Charities Aid Foundation, speaking about CAF’s plans for an after-career advice service;
- Oonagh Aitken, Chief Executive, Volunteering Matters, talking about their Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), a project that supports collaborative volunteering in later life; and
- Dan Jones, Director of Innovation & Change, Centre for Ageing Better, on their recent report into the health and social benefits of contributing to your community in later life.