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Free seminar focusing on economic austerity and volunteering by older people

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Cardiff University

In recent years the political, economic and social climate in which volunteering by older adults occurs has changed significantly, with the onset of an economic downturn, concern about pensions, a change in the public policy context for volunteering following a change of government, and the abolition of default retirement age. The notion of ‘un-retirement’ is being used to capture the new reality of older people.

This free seminar

· is organised by IVR, the ESRC and Northumbria University and with the support of Cardiff University

· will explore the factors that constrain or enable older people to volunteer, how this impacts on their social isolation, and whether organisations are ready for what could be a considerable change in the supply and availability of older volunteers.

Further details of the event, the speakers and how to book will be added to this page soon.

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