Age Friendly Futures

Age-friendly Futures champions the over 50s, supporting people to learn new skills, build confidence and play a vital role in their community.

AFF will work directly with the over 50s community on the East Coast in supporting them to take part in training, confidence building activities and CV preparation. In order to encourage them into employment, start job searches based on the new skills gained through AFF or into further training as well as providing motivation, team working and interpersonal skills.

We will deliver a six week learning programme which will include;

  • Training in Manual Handling, First Aid and Customer Service
  • Identification of participant specific training and support needs and creation of personalised development plan.
  • Final session to reflect on the training and create a CV
  • Facilitated introduction to TED Age-friendly Businesses with staff vacancies and a positive attitude towards employing older people

Where Covid-19 restrictions allow we will facilitate work experience opportunities via the Hildreds Shopping Centre, shadowing centre staff and working in identified age friendly accredited shops and other Easy Lindsey businesses.

AFF will deliver a six-week learning programme, for 16 participants in total.  Alongside this we will support the participants to develop their social skills, help build their confidence and motivation by signposting them to our local TED activities, such as friendship groups, Men’s Sheds, digital learning and our wider network in East Lindsey, which includes our Good Neighbour Schemes where volunteering and further work experience opportunities are available.

Each participant will have their own learning plan, which will include training certification, work experience schedule, reflection record plus a next steps plan.

This project actively supports ELDCs vision to enable prosperous communities and its strategic commitment to enable better ageing. As a key partner, ELDC has expressed a commitment to fully support a programme of work made possible through the Employment and Skills ESF Grant Programme.

Our aim is for participants to:

  • build confidence
  • develop new skills
  • be better informed on local opportunities
  • know they can play an important role in the local economy
  • improved social skills
  • benefit from taking part in a structured programme
  • move into further training, job searches or employment

For more information and to find out how you can get involved, contact: Elaine Croker (Project Officer)
Email: elaine.croker@lincsymca.co.uk
Telephone: 07495008730