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Article: Barriers to Contribution (Centre for Ageing Better)

Tags: Report

10th November 2018



A review of community contributions in later life done in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering’, calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Organisations should take a more inclusive, age-friendly approach to supporting older people to take part and stay involved.

Over 40% of people over the age of 50 contribute in some way at least once a month, according to the 2018 Community Life Survey. This can include ‘formal’ or ‘informal’ volunteering.