Age of Opportunity

The Age of Opportunity project is specifically designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged older people living across Lancashire.

The Project.

The Age of Opportunity project is specifically designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged older people living across Lancashire.

What is the Age of Opportunity project?

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is a delivery partner in the Age of Opportunity project in Lancashire. The Age of Opportunity is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

The Age of Opportunity project has been designed specifically to meet the needs of over 50s who would like to work but are unable to without additional skills or support. A core focus for this project is supporting older people who are most at risk of social exclusion, including people with mental or physical health difficulties, affected by homelessness and full-time carers. Through this project, the Extended Services team at the Foundation work with participants to understand their interests, aspirations, and barriers to work or training.

We then support our Age of Opportunity participants with a wide range of activities and one to one workshops. All support is designed to break down barriers holding participants back from leading a full life, from re-entering the workplace or accessing education or training.

Within 3 years, the Age of Opportunity partnership aims to support 1500 people over the age of 50 to overcome their barriers and move closer to employment, education or training. We are proud to be part this specialist partnership of social enterprises and community organisations whose work is transforming lives across Lancashire.

Our partnership’s most recent quarterly results show that Age of Opportunity has already supported 729 people with multiple and complex barriers to work. As a direct result of the support received from this project, 85 people have overcome challenges they were facing and are now employed, self-employed or in training.

For more information

For more information regarding this project please contact Chris McNally:

Email - chris.mcnally@afcfylde.co.uk      Tel - 01772 598856

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