Robin Walker renews his support for The National Careline Retirement Roadshow and is due to attend this year’s event which will be held in The Guildhall on the 9th of March.

The first Retirement Roadshow held in Worcester was in June 2011 and Robin has supported this initiative since its conception. The Roadshow targets people aged 55 and above and provides a plethora of information for remaining active in the workforce, as well as advising attendees on targeted concerns such as taxation, pensions, mobility, training opportunities and voluntary posts in the community.

The event, which is being held at the Guildhall in the city centre, is becoming a regular fixture in the city’s calendar to ensure that those over the age of 55 and their carers have all of the information that they need to live well in retirement.

As the population ages, and modern medicine allows older people to lead more independent lives, the potential of this demographic increases. The Roadshow highlights the huge capacity for older people to continue contributing to the local area in which they live.

Many issues facing people over 55 are to be discussed and 10 minute appointments will be available on the day to give attendees the chance to quiz experts one on one regarding particular concerns or specialist queries. This event follows a busy period in Worcester, with various events and activities supporting and promoting high levels of employment and entrepreneurship.

Last year, Worcester hosted the fifth annual Worcestershire Festival of Business, a celebration of the enterprise and entrepreneurship in our county. The event was organised by #WorcestershireHour, the successful weekly Twitter networking session, and Robin was able to meet a number of local employers to discuss how Worcester can keep up its record run of job creation.

The Retirement Roadshow will follow National Apprenticeship Week closely with the latter running from the 4th – 8th of March. Robin has been active in his commitment to increasing the number of apprenticeships in Worcester, over six thousand have been created in Worcester since Robin took office in 2010, and apprenticeships have played a big role in the consistently low unemployment rates in the city.

Speaking about the event, Robin said:

“I think it’s great to see local initiatives like the Retirement Roadshow boosting employment and volunteering opportunities for older people in the city. I have supported this campaign over a number of years, and am happy to be supporting it once again and welcome the Roadshow back to Worcester.”

“I am looking forward to attending the event, and seeing the hard work being undertaken by local organisations for myself. Having a range of specialists under one roof, targeting a specific demographic presents a real opportunity to resolve any difficulties people may be having about particular age concerns such as legal affairs and pensions.”

“The Roadshow also provides an opportunity to link up local groups to encourage physical activity and socialise in the community, which can sometimes be a challenge to older people. I look forward to meeting the organisers and my constituents at the event, and am sure the day’s events will be enjoyable as well as useful for those aged over 55 in the city.”


Notes to editors:

For more information on the Retirement Roadshow, please see:

For Robin’s previous press releases on employment, please see: