Victoria and I attended an Ambition for Ageing seminar yesterday by Kate Jopling where she presented the findings from a recent publication ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life' by the Centre for Aging Better in partnership with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).
All Older People
Do you want to be more involved in making decisions about the things that matter to you? Do you feel that you’re often asked what you think but seldom really heard?
The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board has launched a new briefing titled Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly. The briefing asserts that equality, diversity and inclusivity are core to understanding and reducing social isolation, and emphasises key ways to embed inclusion in building age-friendly communities:
Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?
Manchester Cares are running free Social Clubs for people aged 65 and over. All events are hosted by younger people in their 20s and 30s who want to meet you and hear your stories. Each event is free and refreshments will be provided. Clubs with limited capacity have a lottery system in place to make sure it is as fair as possible.
Carers Federation are a registered charity, established in 1992 and are a City and Guilds approved training centre delivering accredited training.
The new Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training Module is based upon the National Competency Framework for front line staff and volunteers working with vulnerable adults.
Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential programme has recently released a briefing that outlines how Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead by example in this area.
The Manchester Safeguarding Boards bulletin shares news, events, learning and development opportunities and links to information and resources which is of use to the multi-agency safeguarding workforce and the wider community across Manchester.
Ambition for Ageing have launched a new report Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester. Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people. The findings have been released as a report, Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester and two briefings: