We want Prince Charles’s ‘missing millions’

Prince Charles has launched a new report which reveals that a million people aged over 50 are out of work. Having read the report with interest, Home Instead says it would be delighted to speak to Prince Charles’s missing millions to talk to them about working in the care sector. 

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. 

At the same time there are currently 170,000 unfilled vacancies in the care sector which is crying out for workers as a result of the growth in the country’s ageing population. 

Home Instead calculates that they alone have around 4,000 vacancies for caregivers across the country and already employs many over 50 and those past retirement age. 

Commenting on the Prime report, Trevor Brocklebank of Home Instead said, “We have long believed that the over 50s offer  a largely untapped and highly effective care resource so I was interested to read about the huge numbers that are out of work. 

“We match our caregivers to clients and many of our clients would like to be cared for by someone closer to their own age plus they have the life skills to understand the issues faced by those in need of care. It’s why we already employ many people who are over 50. 

“Much of the work in the sector is part-time so is ideal for anyone looking to do a few hours to a couple of days’ work each week.” 


For more information on working with Home Instead, contact your nearest office https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/Find_Home_Care.do.