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Helping people over 50 lead fuller working lives

by Lucy Standing in London, England, United Kingdom

£317

£20,000 target 1 day left
1% 6 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th June 2021 at 12:00pm

To connect people thinking of exploring new skills and developing ideas with people already doing them. Think 'try before you buy'.

by Lucy Standing in London, England, United Kingdom

Our team are a group of committed volunteers trying to make career support for people over the age of 50 more practical, helpful and constructive than anything else currently on the market.

As we age, values and needs change.  We don't believe - we know - people as they get older want to feel they are living life with more purpose, they want to learn new things, they want to give back and they want to help others.  We recognise and understand the value age can bring and we exist to make everyone else realise this too.  Society is far too focused on the young and in an ageing world, not only is this outdated, it's shortsighted. 

We help people explore and gain clarity around their next steps. We're building a community - so far there are over 2000 of us.  There are a number of monthly meetings targeting different needs (e.g small business networking, group career coaching) but more importantly, we build connections.  Confidence in a next step isn't gained from thinking or dreaming - it's from trying and realising you can. You'll learn more from someone who is a true expert than from anything else, so we also fe1620736214_kerry_upholstery.pngature chances to meet and job shadow people doing different roles (like Kerry above who runs one of the most successful upholstery businesses in the UK).  We're just as proud of the fact we've stopped people investing life savings in businesses they wouldn't enjoy running as we are those who we've inspired to take their next step.  See our video for more details. 

Any fees we charge support charities, our own community or small businesses.  Our community 'give' as they learn and we're really proud that to date, we've helped raise over £7000 for charities and small businesses.  Our not for profit structure means we're focused on purpose: join us and help our movement gain the traction it needs to make the impact we need. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 membership to our community

By joining our community, you not only get to start working immediately on your next step ideas, you also get to know you're supporting us to do great work.

£25 or more

membership to our community

By joining our community, you not only get to start working immediately on your next step ideas, you also get to know you're supporting us to do great work.

Let's make 'Helping people over 50 lead fuller working lives' happen

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