Age Of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity funders
Groundwork CLM is a delivery partner in the Age of Opportunity project in Lancashire.

The Age of Opportunity is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

Age of Opportunity has been designed to meet the needs of people aged over 50 who would like to work but are unable to without additional skills or support. The project focuses on supporting older people who are most at risk of social exclusion due to mental or physical health difficulties, homelessness or being full-time carers, for example.

How It Works

Through this project, our ‘Navigators’ work with you to understand your interests, aspirations and barriers to work or training. Each person taking part is then given specialist support that will help you to take part in activities that will get you ‘work ready’.

Our aims

Within 3 years, the Age of Opportunity partnership aims to support 1500 people over the age of 50 to overcome their barriers and move closer to employment, education or training. We are proud to be part this specialist partnership of social enterprises and community organisations whose work is transforming lives across Lancashire.

Our partnership’s most recent quarterly results show that Age of Opportunity has already supported 729 people with multiple and complex barriers to work. As a direct result of the support received from this project, 85 people have overcome challenges they were facing and are now employed, self-employed or in training.

For more information:

Contact Viv Horrocks:
T: 01942 821 444
M: 07592 774 164


This project is delivered is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund: