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Reaching, stimulating and supporting
older social entrepreneurs

Gillian Easson, Development Manager
Sunday Herald 14/12/09
Good
Health

P
X

Poor
Health
60yrs

70yrs

80yrs

90yrs
When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle...
Age Unlimited Scotland
 Over 2 years, 27 new social innovators in their 50s and 60s
supported to design, develop and deli...
to keep
active
to pass
on

to
help

to
learn

for
wellbeing
to give
back

to earn

for my
town
for my
grand
children
AUS programme involved
Programme Features

Programme Benefits

Five group workshops and peer
networks

Someone to share ex...
‘Ordinary’ people, who are actually pretty extraordinary!
Mamie Donald, Edinburgh – Third Age Computer Fun

Mamie Donald launched a computer games club for the over-50s, after
iden...
Ena Brown, East Kilbride – The Hub Café

Ena Brown spotted a gap in her local area to bring older people together
for tea,...
Rooted Guide:
Growing Your Own
Social Venture
A practical
step-by-step guide
for supporting
social
entrepreneurship
in lat...
A free publication for
social entrepreneurs
in later life:
Rooted Guide:
Growing Your Own
Social Venture
To request
compli...
Thank you!

Gillian Easson
@GillianEasson
www.nesta.org.uk/ageunlimitedscotland
Age Unlimited Scotland
Age Unlimited Scotland
Age Unlimited Scotland
Age Unlimited Scotland
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Presentation given to the National Homecare conference about Nesta's Age Unlimited Scotland programme which supported social entrepreneurs in later life; and associated practical guide, Rooted

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  1. 1. Reaching, stimulating and supporting older social entrepreneurs Gillian Easson, Development Manager
  2. 2. Sunday Herald 14/12/09
  3. 3. Good Health P X Poor Health 60yrs 70yrs 80yrs 90yrs
  4. 4. When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out 'til quarter to three, would you lock the door? Volunteering Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four? You'll be older too Ah, and if you say the word, I could stay with you Hobbies Learning WHEN I could be handy, mending a fuse when your lights have gone You can knit a sweater by the fireside, Sunday mornings, go for a ride I’M digging the weeds, whoSpace for new more? opportunities Doing the garden, could ask for in when I'm Will you still need me, will you still feed me 20-30 yearsixty-four? SIXTY window of ‘retirement’ Every summer we can rent a cottage GrandInFOUR… if it's Do nothing = the Isle of Wight not to, dear We shall scrimp and save disengage Ah, grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck and Dave parenting / caring Send me a postcard, drop me a line stating point of view Part-time Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely wasting away work Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?
  5. 5. Age Unlimited Scotland  Over 2 years, 27 new social innovators in their 50s and 60s supported to design, develop and deliver their good ideas for community ventures. 16 awarded micro finance investment average grant was £5,000.  Enhanced participant’s sense of purpose, self-belief, instilled confidence and determination.
  6. 6. to keep active to pass on to help to learn for wellbeing to give back to earn for my town for my grand children
  7. 7. AUS programme involved Programme Features Programme Benefits Five group workshops and peer networks Someone to share experiences with, gain business skills and build confidence Practical tools Tools to make the idea more robust, test and build the business case Specialist expertise and advice Help to overcome barriers in particular areas Peer mentoring Help to sustain the momentum with a critical friend Micro finance investment To help establish the venture Follow on support Ensure long term venture sustainability
  8. 8. ‘Ordinary’ people, who are actually pretty extraordinary!
  9. 9. Mamie Donald, Edinburgh – Third Age Computer Fun Mamie Donald launched a computer games club for the over-50s, after identifying older people want to play online games such as Farmville too, as a way to gain computing confidence for other uses such as communication, shopping and hobbies.
  10. 10. Ena Brown, East Kilbride – The Hub Café Ena Brown spotted a gap in her local area to bring older people together for tea, cake, laughs and entertainment. The Hub Café was born.
  11. 11. Rooted Guide: Growing Your Own Social Venture A practical step-by-step guide for supporting social entrepreneurship in later life.
  12. 12. A free publication for social entrepreneurs in later life: Rooted Guide: Growing Your Own Social Venture To request complimentary paperback copies please contact: rooted@nesta.org.uk View it online: www.nesta.org.uk/rooted
  13. 13. Thank you! Gillian Easson @GillianEasson www.nesta.org.uk/ageunlimitedscotland
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