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Case studies: Back-to-work schemes

Read a range of snapshots of different back-to-work schemes from across the world.

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UK - New Deal 50 plus (ND50+)

Individual support including advice, work placement, skills and financial support
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Switzerland - Supported employment for over 50s

Individual support including advice, work placement, skills and financial support
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Scotland - Age at Work - Still Ready for Work programme

Online workshops to support return to work or explore a role in a different sector.
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Scotland - Fair Start

Person-centred support including the offer of in-work support for the employer and their new employee
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Netherlands - Talent 55+

A group ‘job club’ where experience, information and advice can be exchanged
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Korea - Employment Success Package Programme (ESPP)

A comprehensive programme for individuals including counselling, training and financial incentives
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Ireland - Working for All – Leaving No One Behind

Planned upskilling and reskilling opportunities, and engaging with employers
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Germany - Perspektive 50 plus: Beschäftigungspakte für Ältere in den Regionen (Employment Pacts for Older People in the Regions)

A targeted approach including individualised counselling and employer engagement
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Great Britain - The Work Programme

Return-to-work support with providers incentivised to focus on the most vulnerable jobseekers
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Finland - National Programme for Ageing Workers

Training and skills support to encourage older workers to stay up to date with changing technology and workplace demands
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England and Wales – Restart

An intensive and tailored one-to-one support programme to support employment search and progress in work
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England and Wales - Work and Health Programme

One-to-one support with a dedicated employment advisor
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England - Black Country 50+ project

A multi-agency approach including coaching and signposting as well as a range of complementary services
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Canada - Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) program

A group-based approach to employment assistance providing income support tailored to the needs of older workers
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Australia - Career Transition Assistance Program

A group programme designed to increase awareness of local opportunities and the skills needed for those jobs

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