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All Older People

GM International Day of Older Persons 2022 campaign - ‘She Will Be Heard - celebrating older women's resilience and contributions’

29 Sep 2022 - 17:34 by michelle.foster

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) (resolution 45/106). This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.

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Sleep Talkers – connecting communities for better sleep

7 Sep 2022 - 14:50 by michelle.foster

The Sleep Charity have been running a new project called ‘Sleep Talkers’ since November which is designed to improve sleep issues. This is done through a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach with a focus on upskilling volunteers. The Sleep Charity sleep talkershave trained over 100 professionals since March and received excellent feedback! In September The Sleep Charity launched a second Sleep Talkers community ‘Adults 50+’.

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Cost-of-living Grants Fund

31 Aug 2022 - 09:49 by michelle.foster

In response to the cost-of-living crisis Independent Age are looking to provide 25 grants of £40,000 (£1million total) to charities and community organisations to get more money into the pockets of older people and help ensure they do not have to choose between buying food to eat and heating their home this winter.  Projects must be in addition to or an extension of existing work – the grants cannot fund business-as-usual projects.

This fund will support projects like:

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Ring and Ride survey: an opportunity to share organisational views about the service

19 May 2022 - 10:34 by michelle.foster

This survey is designed to be completed by groups or organisations who have an interest in the Ring and Ride service, either on behalf of their members who use/would be interested in using the ring and rideRing and Ride service or from a policy perspective.

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GM Mental Wellbeing Grants - year 3

14 Apr 2022 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

GMCVO are delivering a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester (including Glossop), that may struggle to achieve higher fundinglevels of mental wellbeing.

The communities GMCVO want to reach in year 3 are:

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Greater Manchester Older People's Network: This is what an activist looks like training programme

20 Jan 2022 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Limited places are available for fully funded sessions facilitated by expert trainers for anyone aged 50+ from Greater Manchester.

Do you like making a difference?
gmopnDo you like working with others to make things better for your communities?
Would you like to get involved in something different over the next few months or learn new skills?
Do you want to take your activism to the next level?

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