2 June 2009
What was the event?
This was the first in a planned series of workshops aimed at bringing together key stakeholders to explore the needs of the local economy and the ageing workforce, understanding relationships between health and work and the benefits for an ageing population, as well as identifying any barriers and changes required to realise these benefits.
The aim of this event were:
- Explore the needs of the local economy and the ageing workforce
- Understand relationships between health and work and the benefits for an ageing population
- Identify any barriers to achieving these goals
- Identify and prioritise the information needed and the changes required to realise the benefits
Workshop agenda (PDF-50K)
The workshop started with the following four presentations (below) covering rural health, age and work. Three breakout groups were held which discussed current and future issues, knowledge gaps and how to fund and inform future policy, and business decisions.
- Age work and health in rural settings: what are the issues? (PDF-380K)
Prof. Peter Buckle (University of Surrey)
- Health, age and work (PDF-547K)
Prof. Yvonne Doyle (SE Region Director of Public Health)
- Older workers and the local economy (PDF-124K)
Nick Wilson (Open Agenda)
- Voice of older workers (PDF-1711K)
Chris Ball (Chief Executive of TAEN)
Who was the event suitable for?
Researchers and stakeholders with an interest in age, work and health in the rural environment.
Where did the event take place?
University of Surrey
For further information please contact:
Prof Peter Buckle