2016 publications

A Post-Careers Advice Service: giving people the tools to go on giving

Helping people to
go on giving

Just one in ten people aged 65 or over has volunteered in the past year. Why? Our  latest research examines the factors preventing people from volunteering their time, and asks what can be done to encourage more people to engage with charities as they transition out of employment and into retirement.

Not taking generosity for granted

The UK is one of the most generous countries in the world for supporting good causes, and many people give their time and money generously to charity each day. However, that generosity cannot be taken for granted, and it is important to ensure that donors are provided with ways to give and engage that fit in with their busy lives.

Key to this is a greater understanding of how people would like to give, and how that changes throughout their life. In order to understand more about how charities can make giving appealing and accessible to everyone CAF led the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry, seeking to promote active engagement with charities at all ages.

Strengthening our giving culture

The Inquiry's conclusions proposed a series of innovative recommendations designed to increase support for charities and strengthen our giving culture. One of the key recommendations was to encourage people to engage with charities as they transition out of employment and into retirement and called for the establishment of a Post-Careers Advice Service to provide people with information about how they can go on giving later in life.

This latest report:

  • investigates peoples’ attitudes to impending retirement
  • explores the options for a Post-Careers Advice service
  • examines the attitudes held by those approaching retirement towards such a proposal
  • looks at how a Post-Careers Advice Service could be implemented
   

Download the report ‘A Post-Careers Advice Service: giving people the tools to go on giving’

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