26 Apr 2019
Legal & General teams up with Royal Voluntary Service to inspire Britain’s retiring generation to ‘Step Forward’
Legal & General Retail Retirement has today announced its support for the Royal Voluntary Service’s ‘Step Forward’ campaign, aimed at inspiring Britain’s retiring generation to volunteer their time and talents.
- Legal & General Retail Retirement is supporting Royal Voluntary Service’s campaign to inspire more people to volunteer their time and talents to support their local communities
- The campaign aims to encourage people approaching retirement, and the recently retired, to volunteer as they transition into life after work
- Both Royal Voluntary Service and Legal & General advocate volunteering and building connections with the local community to help people to enjoy a happier, healthier retirement
According to research, more than two million people aged over 75 live alone and around 1.9 million older people often feel ignored or invisible. However, 79% of Royal Voluntary Service volunteers said their work with the organisation helped them feel more connected with their community and nine in ten said volunteering gave them a sense of purpose. More than half even said that volunteering made them feel healthier. By reaching out to individuals aged 55 and over, Legal & General and Royal Voluntary Service are hoping to support more people to manage the transition from working to retirement.
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