As the recession starts to bite deeper into people's lives what do you do when your professional working career of over 30 years is cut short by redundancy?
With 1 in 5 young people of working age now claiming benefits or extending their education the real tragedy is unfolding at the other end of the age spectrum. More and more highly skilled and vastly experienced working professionals from a wide range of white collar industries find themselves confronted with the prospects of no morning commute and institutionalised age barriers to getting back into the workplace.
Stripped of their life long routines, an increasing number of the Golden Generation are turning adversity into opportunity and using this enforced life change to pursue dreams that have simmered on the back-burners for years.
Career IT Manager Pauline...