Active Ageing: Extending Good Practice on Age Management Policies and Practices in Small and Medium Sized Companies and Organisations: Report on Pilot Social Experimentation in Edinburgh

Vanesa Fuertes, Valerie Egdell, Ronald McQuaid, Paul Guest

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report is produced as a part of the Social Experimentation for Active Ageing (hereafter referred to as Active Ageing) project, led jointly by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce (www.edinburghchambers.co.uk)
and the Local Urban Development European Network - LUDEN (www.ludenet.org), with the support of the City of Edinburgh Council. The report presents the core activities, findings and results of the Edinburgh pilot (social experimentation) action, including its evaluation. Initially confirming the aims, objectives and national context for local pilot activity, the report moves on to introduce the pilot and evaluation framework, for
Edinburgh, and describes key findings, prior to presenting conclusions and recommendations.

In a bid to present common pilot and evaluation findings, for the project, contributions from the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University (responsible for undertaking initial baseline research and
stakeholder interviews; developing and implementing the local pilot; development of the tools and methodology; data collection and data analysis; and reporting on measurable change) and Paul Guest (an
independent consultant, contracted to undertake local evaluation) are brought together in a single report.

Report content, findings and conclusions are expected to prompt and promote discussion amongst local stakeholders, in particular those working to improve and enhance the social and economic status of older
people on the labour market.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS
Number of pages66
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Age management
  • SMEs
  • Active Ageing Project
  • Labour market

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