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A workshop on working: a first for the MRC

14 Feb 2014

How can we support older workers?

How can we support older workers?

What will your working life be like in 30 years? Katie Finch, Programme Manager of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) scheme, explains how a new model for building research partnerships could help find the answer.

The UK’s workforce is ageing. Recent Government changes to retirement age and state pensions mean that many more of us will be working later into our lives than we might have expected.

But can older people continue to cope with the physical and mental demands of their work? The truth is, we don’t really know; many of the challenges that working in older age will present for both employers and workers are poorly understood.

To tackle this uncharted territory, we needed a new way of working – multidisciplinary research conducted in the real world of employment. [...]

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