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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.

26 Apr 2019

Press release (PDF 285KB)

  • 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.