Wise Age

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

How are you working with Wise Age to promote the benefits of employers hiring older workers and having an age diverse staff across London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Older Londoners are a key target group of my Skills Roadmap for London, and I welcomed engagement from Wise Age on the development of this last year as members of my Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board. Older Londoners are a key target group of my London-wide Jobs and Skills marketing campaign, which aims to encourage participation in adult education. My officers recently engaged with Wise Age on this campaign and other relevant aspects of the Good Work recovery mission at the London Age Friendly Forum on 22 March. This includes the Adult Education Budget, Mayor’s Academies Programme and No Wrong Door (two of the four subregional integration hubs that form part of the No Wrong Door initiative have a focus on supporting older Londoners).  We will continue to work with Wise Age and other relevant organisations on these programmes, to support older Londoners into employment across London.