Improving employment support for over 50s in Greater Manchester
In partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Department for Work and Pensions, we're working to improve the economic activity rate among people aged 50 to State Pension age.
As part of this project we commissioned Humanly (an award-winning design studio specialising in human-centred design for social impact) to develop new approaches to supporting people aged 50 to State Pension age into work in Greater Manchester.
For this project, Humanly used a co-creation approach. Co-creation is the meaningful involvement of people who use the services we’re designing in the design process, as well as other stakeholders. Co-creation activities were targeted in Moss Side and Cheetham Hill in Manchester, Sale in Trafford and Bickershaw in Wigan. Co-creation has been conducted with a range of participants, including people with lived experience, service providers, employers and wider stakeholders.
Download our set of slides below to find out more about the first phase of this project.