What do we do when all the old people die?             Planning for  Succession    community activity
Why is the population gettingolder?    •   Baby Boomers – 17million births between 1946 – 1964 – this is                  ...
Quiz  • In 2007 the number of people aged over 65 outnumbered    those under 16 for the time in history ?  • True  • Withi...
Quiz  • Which age group is more likely to volunteer?  • 35-49 (47% formally volunteer)  • More males volunteer than female...
What are the implications? • Older people form increasing proportion of the electorate and     are more likely to vote tha...
Think aboutYour Community…..  • How ‘old’ is your Parish Council?  • Who volunteers and what for?  • Why do they volunteer...
The Future?  • What is needed?    •   Recognise the need to change    •   More diverse range of volunteers    •   Differen...
Succession Planning• We need to be proactive• Localism means that Parish Councils will be  expected to know more, do more,...
Mapping Your Village  Have a think about your village and consider the                 following headings; 1) Who have you...
Exercise – 15 minutes  • Scenario – A new law has been    passed (imaginary) which requires    Parish Councils to have at ...
Feedback – 5 mins
Are you FLEXIVOL?  • In 1997 the Institute for Volunteering Research created a    wish list for volunteering  • This acron...
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    1. 1. What do we do when all the old people die?   Planning for Succession community activity
    2. 2. Why is the population gettingolder? • Baby Boomers – 17million births between 1946 – 1964 – this is the group that are now retiring• Fewer children being born (changing work patterns mean that women are working longer and families are being started later and smaller families are the norm)• People live longer and are more healthy• Technology
    3. 3. Quiz • In 2007 the number of people aged over 65 outnumbered those under 16 for the time in history ? • True • Within 20 years half of all adults in England will be over 50 (40% of the total) • True • Urban is aging faster than rural • False • By 2034 -23% of the population in the UK will be over 65 • True
    4. 4. Quiz • Which age group is more likely to volunteer? • 35-49 (47% formally volunteer) • More males volunteer than females • False (38% males 42% females) • There are currently 4 people of working age supporting each pensioner – How many will there be by 2050? • 2 • Is this just happening in Britain? • No – worldwide – China having to reconsider the 1 child rule as they have fewer workers
    5. 5. What are the implications? • Older people form increasing proportion of the electorate and are more likely to vote than young people • Future generations will be healthier and more active but will work for longer whether they want to or not – leading to reduction in available volunteers? • Increased need for long term care and health needs less money available and more pressure for families to support elderly • Younger people not available to volunteer as they are needed to care for elderly family • More elderly people in poverty • Older people increasingly dependent on a declining working population • Increased immigration needed to meet care needs • Young people become a Lost generation with no voice as they are in the minority
    6. 6. Think aboutYour Community….. • How ‘old’ is your Parish Council? • Who volunteers and what for? • Why do they volunteer? • How do you recruit at the moment?
    7. 7. The Future? • What is needed? • Recognise the need to change • More diverse range of volunteers • Different ways to recruit • Valuing the whole community • More flexible working and volunteering arrangements to accommodate all ages • What else?
    8. 8. Succession Planning• We need to be proactive• Localism means that Parish Councils will be expected to know more, do more, be more• Do you want to be doing this at 80?• Do you want 80 year olds making decisions on yours and your children’s behalf?
    9. 9. Mapping Your Village Have a think about your village and consider the following headings; 1) Who have you got? • Demographic split – bespoke recruitment for your village needed 2) Where are the gaps? • ICT, missing volunteers, youth groups, age specific issues 3) What have you got? • schools, surgeries, nurseries, business etc. 4) How can you use them? • Can you get school children/parents to help? • Opportunities for experience for unemployed • Business support/mentoring
    10. 10. Exercise – 15 minutes • Scenario – A new law has been passed (imaginary) which requires Parish Councils to have at least one young person under the age of 25 • Consider 5 steps which you will take to make this happen
    11. 11. Feedback – 5 mins
    12. 12. Are you FLEXIVOL? • In 1997 the Institute for Volunteering Research created a wish list for volunteering • This acronym summarises the essential requirements of 16-24 year olds who wish to volunteer, they want their volunteering experience to offer: • Flexibility • Legitimacy • Ease of Access • Xperience • Incentives • Variety • Organisation • Laughs • Although designed for 16-24 year olds I think you will agree that this applies to us all

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