Engage Britain seek ideas to improve conditions for those working in social care

Engage Britain are seeking ideas to make things better for those who work in care. Find out how you can share your ideas below.

Engage Britain, an independent charity, is bringing people together to help improve social care for all. They’re asking for people with experience of social care – whether through working in it, drawing on it, or running services – to share their thoughts on what could be done to make things better for those who work in care. Do you want to help make things better for people who work in social care? Share your Ideas for Change here.

Engage Britain want to make sure as many people as possible with experience and expertise in social care have the chance to get involved and have their say on solutions.

Click here to share your Ideas for Change, as well as provide feedback on what other people have said. The platform is live until 22nd May.

ILC launches “Work for Tomorrow” competition

The ILC has launched the “Work for Tomorrow” competition. Entries are open until 1st September, find out all the details here.

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) has launched the “Work for Tomorrow” competition to identify and award the most promising innovations supporting an ageing workforce. The competition will be open for applications until 1 September 2021, after which an expert panel of judges will shortlist finalists, with an awards ceremony to be held in early 2022. Employers, start-ups, charities, policymakers, and individuals are all invited to apply. If you would be interested in taking part, all the details can be found below, including an introductory webinar taking place on 24th June.

“Work for Tomorrow” is looking for innovations from across the world responding to the opportunities that arise from an ageing workforce across four challenge categories:

  • Maintaining good physical and mental health 
  • Building knowledge, skills, and competence 
  • Addressing discrimination and supporting diversity in the workplace 
  • Adapting the workplace for flexibility 

Employers, start-ups, charities, policymakers, and individuals are all invited to apply. If you have an idea, are already implementing it, or know someone who is, you can find more information on the competition, judges and how to apply here.

As part of the competition, the ILC will be hosting a challenge workshop on Thursday 24 June to delve into each of the challenge areas and map out the opportunities for innovation. You can join the conversation by registering here.

If you have any questions at all regarding the competition, please contact Lily Parsey, Global Policy and Influencing Manager at ILC, at LilyParsey@ilcuk.org.uk.