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Age-friendly Neighbourhood Challenge

19 Jul 2019 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has issued the second round of his Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods Challenge to make Greater Manchester the best place in the UK to grow older. Ambition for Ageing

Through this challenge it will find practical examples of what age-friendly really means and share best practice across the city region.

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James Thomas Blair Charity – grants to support older people

8 Jul 2019 - 12:22 by michelle.foster

The purpose of the James Thomas Blair Charity is to provide support to older people living in Manchester and Salford. The support may be of a financial, social or medical nature.

Who may apply?
Any registered charities or voluntary organisations providing assistance to older people who live within the 32 wards of Manchester or 20 wards of Salford.

What do James Thomas Blair Charity support?

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Population Health Targeted Fund – Consultation for Older People

5 Jul 2019 - 11:21 by michelle.foster

The Our Manchester Voluntary Sector Programme Team have been undertaking a scenario planning process for the Targeted Fund priority 'Creating an age friendly city that promotes good health and well-being for people in mid and later life'  with representatives from Manchester Health and Care Commissioning officers. Manchester City Council

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Positive Ageing Imagery Project

14 Jun 2019 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) are excited to be launching a new Positive Ageing Imagery Project. The project will be looking at why stereotypical images of wrinkly hands that reinforce negativity around ageing are used in the media to represent older people. We want to replace these images with more positive ones that celebrate older people and ageing. Helen Morris, who will be volunteering with the GMOPN over the coming months, will be facilitating this project and is looking for older people who are interested in getting involved.

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards Self Neglect Strategy and Toolkit

30 May 2019 - 11:28 by michelle.foster

Safeguarding adults is about protecting those at risk of harm (vulnerable adults) from suffering abuse or neglect. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

It is recognised that certain groups of people may be more likely to experience abuse and less able to access services or support to keep themselves safe.

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BAME Communities: Ageing in Place – call for research project proposals

13 May 2019 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

GMCVO is seeking organisations with strong links into Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and who can engage with the BAME-led organisations in Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester.

Can your organisation:

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New report from Ambition for Ageing – Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

2 May 2019 - 12:16 by michelle.foster

Ambition for Ageing’s new report written by partners at MICRA, Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work, argues that to reduce social isolation, we need a diversity of social infrastructure to ensure chance social encounters with a diversity of people. Ambition for Ageing

The report suggests that:

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Volunteering in later life

18 Apr 2019 - 13:48 by aleena.khan

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).

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Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

12 Apr 2019 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

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: Ambition for Ageing

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Money Talks

8 Apr 2019 - 20:19 by Mike Wild

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?

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