Bridge to Retirement
We ask companies to show concern for the welfare of retiring or outgoing employees by registering them with The Challenge Hub under our “Bridge to Retirement” scheme.
The Background – Transition
Even the most self-sufficient people find that leaving the workplace is a major life transition.
Retirement requires planning and a determined sense of re-invention. Done badly people lose a sense of purpose, status and social context. The evidence shows that this in turn can lead in varying degrees to a sense of boredom, frustration, undervalue, low self-esteem and even irrelevance. That in turn may lead to introspection and from there to depression, health issues, matrimonial disharmony and other social ills.
That in turn leads to an increase in demand for the NHS and social services.
If those same people can be encouraged from the start of their retirement to lead healthy lives and to make a social contribution then not only do they require less support but they also become useful contributors to charities and to society more generally.
The Challenge Hub is specifically designed to provide that encouragement.
Its members are motivated towards simultaneously learning new things, taking physical exercise and making a social contribution. That philosophy is given coherence by The All in One – a challenge for over-55s which calls for achievements in all three.
Members of The Challenge Hub are shown clear pathways into:
(a) low cost and easily accessible learning opportunities (skills-based or otherwise)
(b) physical events which actively encourage participation by older people and
(c) volunteering opportunities which are rewarding.
Our “Bridge to Retirement” programme calls on all employers to play a small but vital part in the future wellbeing of their retiring employees. We argue that this is both compassionate and socially responsible.
We simply ask you to encourage your retirees to register with us.
If you would like to be directly involved in the process then please register with The Challenge Hub and acquire third-party registration codes. You can pass these to your retiring employees for activation by them when they are ready.
The Challenge Hub then takes over. Through automated e-mail drops and all our other motivational initiatives we will inspire, encourage and inform.
As an employer you will have done very little but you will have given so much.
Please register your company with The Challenge Hub for recognition of your commitment to helping your employees.