Age awareness toolkit

Age awareness toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help you work in partnership with trade union colleagues, and to create organisational awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with an ageing workforce. The Working Longer Group has found that NHS organisations across the UK are at varying stages of awareness. Following the steps within the toolkit will help you to make sure that your organisation is prepared.  

Please note: The NHS Staff Council has agreed that the NHS Working Longer Group has fulfilled its purpose and has therefore formally ended the role of the group. The resources produced by the group will remain available for organisations to use. The NHS Staff Council and its sub groups will take forward any future work.


Get started

Find out more about each step of the toolkit before you get started, and prepare your organisation for the opportunities and challenges an ageing workforce will bring.


Profile your workforce by age

Use our age profiling tool to help you profile your workforce by age to assist workforce and succession planning.


Assess your organisational readiness

Assess how age aware your organisation currently is using our checklist and action plan.


Raise awareness with your senior team

Adapt our template slides to include local information for use with your senior team.


Engagement within your organisation

Take a look at how other organisations have engaged their workforce, including some suggested approaches for your organisation.


Sign the pledge and tell us about your work

Sign the pledge and demonstrate your ongoing commitment to supporting the ageing workforce.

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