The Department for Work and Pensions has unveiled a £22 million package of support to help thousands of unemployed people over the age of 50 get back into the workforce.
The package will fund new measures that will help thousands of people across the UK who are over the age of 50 and unemployed. As a result, they will be given further individual support to help them find work before retirement.
The newly announced DWP package will target these individuals, helping them get back into work. Job centres throughout Scotland and the UK will collaborate with local employers to teach them the value of older workers.
Mid-life MOTs will also be available, which will help people considering retirement think about jobs that could increase their income based on their skills and experience.
The DWP’s new support package coincides with the UK Government’s Restart scheme, which gives Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least nine months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area. Since being launched, around 250,000 people have used it to find work.