Overcoming Inequalities: Addressing barriers to extending working lives | 5 April 2017
16 March 2017
Socio-economic inequalities continue to present challenges to the Government's Fuller Working Lives programme, with many people forced out of work through a combination of redundancy, ill health or early retirement.
This one day conference for policy makers, hosted by the ILC-UK, will showcase new research findings from the Uncertain Futures research consortium led by Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent and the renEWL research consortium led by Professor Jenny Head at UCL. The conference will examine the current barriers to extending working lives: health inequalities, work place practice, and the policy barriers that Government, business and civil society can work collectively to address.
Confirmed speakers include: John Cridland, Independent reviewer of State Pension age; Fiona Thom and Russell Taylor, DWP Ageing Society Strategy Leads; Professor David Armstrong, on behalf of the MRC; Nicola Lee, RCN; Peter Kelly, Health and Safety Executive; Caroline Abrahams, Age UK; Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent; Professor Jenny Head, UCL; Dr Mai Stafford, UCL; Dr Charlotte Clark, QMUL; Professor Wendy Loretto, University of Edinburgh; Dr Ewan Carr, UCL; Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester; and Dr Emily Murray, UCL.
Find out more here: http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/overcoming_inequalities_addressing_barriers_to_extending_working_lives