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Handyperson Home Safety Operative at Manchester Care and Repair

Lovely job for a skilled and experienced trades person who likes helping people and wants to be part of a friendly team. The Handyperson Team support older and vulnerable people living in their own homes with home safety assessments and small adaptations and repairs. Working across Manchester you must have a full driving licence and your own vehicle. This role is subject to DBS check.

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37 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
£22,788 per annum, plus mileage and tool allowance
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Greater Manchester Older People's Mental Health Network – Launch event

2 March, 2023 - 13:45 to 16:30

Join us at the launch of the Greater Manchester Older People's Mental Health network, which aims to ensure the voice of older people with lived experience of mental health are able to influence and transform mental health support across the city region. This event will consist of engaging discussions, speeches and networking.

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Winterwise – a guide to keeping well this winter

24 Nov 2022 - 14:11 by michelle.foster

Age Friendly Manchester has partnered with national older person’s charity Independent Age to produce a new printed information guide called ‘Winterwise – a guide to keeping well this winter’.

winterwise guideDesigned for older residents across Greater Manchester, the guide brings together key information on cost of living support and how to stay warm, stay safe and stay well.

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Re-engage: Helping to alleviate Loneliness and isolation

13 Oct 2022 - 15:04 by michelle.foster

Re-engage aim to alleviate loneliness and isolation in people aged 75+ by providing free Tea Parties once a month on a Sunday. Volunteer drivers collect the guests from their homes then drop them older peopleback again after they have enjoyed tea/coffee, cake and a chat. Re-engage also offer a Call Companion service for those people who could just do with a chat on the phone rather than leaving their home.

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Age UK Manchester Scam Awareness sessions

12 Oct 2022 - 12:07 by michelle.foster

Age UK Manchester’s Scam Awareness sessions offer information, advice and support regarding scams to people aged 50+ in the city of Manchester. Community talks are delivered to groups to adviceraise awareness of scams and how to protect yourself from them as well as one to one advice sessions can be tailored to the client’s needs, giving information on:

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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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