Age Positive

This collection brings together all documents relating to Age Positive.

This collection was withdrawn on

The Age Positive scheme has been withdrawn. Read guidance about help and support for older workers.

DWP’s Age Positive initiative brings together research and information from employers on effectively managing an ageing workforce of all generations. Download and use this information freely in communications and in connection with supporting employers.

Employer toolkit

The Age Action Alliance employer toolkit contains guidance for managers of older workers and includes information about:

  • retaining, retraining and recruiting older workers
  • legal requirements and flexible working arrangements
  • many other areas of interest

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Other guidance about older workers

Employing older workers: an employer’s guide to today’s multi-generational workforce answers employer questions and issues concerning recruitment, performance, succession management, retention and transfer of skills, bringing on younger workers, and retirement. It offers good practice solutions tried and tested by employers of various sectors and sizes.

Employer case studies: employing older workers for an effective multi-generational workforce has over 30 real life examples. They show how employers of various sectors and sizes have made the best of the opportunities and effectively managed the issues presented by an ageing workforce. They offer practical examples and transferable experience.

Help and support for older workers provides guidance about working past 50 and employing older workers. It is aimed at older people who want to get back into, or stay in, work and employers who could benefit by employing older people.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides free advice for employers on employment legislation including advice on age and the workplace.

The Age Action Alliance has produced a resources pack to help employers manage the health and on-going productivity of an ageing workforce.

Research on age and employment

Statistical information

The following publications have statistical information about age and employment.

Published 15 April 2013
Last updated 19 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Removed the PDF employer toolkit.

  2. Added information about the 'Employer toolkit: guidance for managers of older workers'.

  3. Published 'Fuller Working Lives: a framework for action' and supporting background evidence.

  4. Added a link to the 'Older workers statistical information booklet, DWP 2013'.

  5. Added a link to a resources pack for employers to help manage the health and on-going productivity of an ageing workforce (published by the The Age Action Alliance).

  6. First published.