We, at Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor, are absolutely delighted to announce we have recently signed the Age-Friendly Employer Pledge.
Let’s start by understanding what this pledge is all about. The Age-Friendly Employer Pledge is a nationwide programme dedicated to improving the workplace environment for people in their 50s and 60s.
It’s a promise made by businesses across the country, including us at Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor, to create better working conditions and equal opportunities for all, regardless of age.
You might be wondering, why is this pledge so significant? In today’s diverse world, age should never be a barrier to employment opportunities. By signing this pledge, we are committing ourselves to eradicate age-related discrimination in our workplace and ensuring that older employees are treated with the respect and fairness they deserve.
At Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor to us, a person in their 50s or 60s, has a wealth of life experience and wisdom. They can be a fantastic Care Professional, as they can provide invaluable care and support to others in their own home, offering not just practical assistance but also emotional understanding and companionship rooted in years of lived experiences.
At Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor, we have always believed in the power of inclusivity. By signing the Age-Friendly Employer Pledge, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing a supportive and empowering environment for employees of all ages.
We believe that every team member, irrespective of their age, should have access to equal opportunities, and we are implementing policies to ensure just that.
Employing individuals in their 50s and 60s not only enhances the community by utilising their extensive life experience and wisdom but also serves as an inspiring example, demonstrating the significant value of intergenerational connections and nurturing a spirit of compassion and solidarity among community members.
Our decision to sign the Age-Friendly Employer Pledge is not just a commitment to our workplace; it’s a commitment to our community.