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Pandemic Pressures: How Greater Manchester equalities organisations have responded to the needs of older people during the Covid-19 crisis

13 May 2021 - 15:19 by michelle.foster

ambition for ageingPandemic Pressures summarises Ambition for Ageing’s research into how Greater Manchester equalities organisations have responded to the needs of older people during the Covid-19 crisis. The report and supporting briefing highlight a number of recommendations for service commissioners, funders and contractors to contribute to future emergency planning and responses:

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Manchester Cares – Phone a friend referrals are open

15 Apr 2021 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

manchester cares logoAfter a temporary break, Manchester Cares Phone-A-Friend programme is now back open for referrals. Manchester Cares would love to meet anyone over 65 who you work with who you think may benefit from a little extra company.

Phone A Friend is for those living in the City of Manchester who might be isolated, not able to get out as much anymore and benefit from a meeting a new friend over the phone.

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Thyme for Growing: it makes sense – Gentle volunteer gardening for the over 50's

9 Apr 2021 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

gardening imageRyder Brow Community Allotment Society is offering a gentle gardening volunteering workshop for the over 50's. Beneficiaries will be guided in designing and creating a sensory garden, no previous experience is required. It is hoped that the attendees will be motivated for weekly visits to maintain the garden.

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Ambition for Ageing briefing: What works in tackling social isolation of older people in Bangladeshi communities

18 Feb 2021 - 13:51 by michelle.foster

ambition for ageingAmbition for Ageing are excited to share their newest briefing on what works in tackling social isolation of older people in small, tight-knit marginalised communities. The new briefing shares transferable learning from their Community Navigator project delivered by British Red Cross that worked with small, tight-knit ethnic minority communities – Bangladeshi communities – in Greater Manchester.

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Keeping Well This Winter campaign

4 Dec 2020 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

keeping weel at homeA new information campaign to support older people to keep well this winter has launched. The Keeping Well this Winter film and talking tips guide have been developed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and partners as training resources for frontline staff and volunteers who have direct contact with older residents. The campaign resources include:

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The More Club

20 Nov 2020 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

the more clubThe More Club is for anyone over the age of 50 living in Harpurhey, Charlestown or Higher Blackley who wants to get out more, do more and meet more people.

The More Club is organising activities for the future in your neighbourhood such as indoor bowling, craft sessions, gardening workshops, book clubs, coffee mornings and more.

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