Prince Charles has launched a new report which reveals that over a million people aged over 50 are out of work. The research by the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) says that as many as 1.5 million people aged over 50 have left work involuntarily for a variety of reasons over the last eight years. PRIME says that 1.1 million of these people still want to work.
Here in Wolstanton, over 30% of our workforce is over 50, and we are actively looking for Prince Charles’ Missing Millions!
Lynda Hulme is a great example of an older person still willing and able to work. As a CAREGiver, Lynda visits her elderly clients regularly and helps them with their shopping, cooking, and other daily routines, assisting them to remain living independently in their own homes. She also provides them with the companionship that elderly people so often need.
Lynda worked as an advisor in an employment law firm for many years. When she retired, she knew that she wanted to continue working part time and although she was very nervous about being a CAREGiver, she decided to give it a go.
Lynda says, “I wasn’t sure what to do after all those years working in an office, but since joining Home Instead over a year ago and with the training I received, I have never looked back. I enjoy meeting my clients and I have great job satisfaction. It’s wonderful to be helping others and to feel appreciated for the work I do. Over the course of the year, my clients have become my friends. I just wish I had discovered this job many years ago - I just love it!”
Lynda also enjoys the flexibility this job offers and appreciates the support she receives from all the staff working for Home Instead. She really feels part of a wonderful, caring team.
For more information on working with Home Instead, contact the office on 01782 622330 or at https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/newcastleunderlyme