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Championing the Voices of Older People: GMOPN participation event June 2019


In June 2019, the Greater Manchester Older People's Network held 2 events in Leigh and Manchester on the theme of participation. 


Leigh event

The GMOPN travelled to Leigh to deliver a presentation about the network and to hold a workshop about participation. The Greater Manchester Older People's Network is all about getting older people's voices heard from all across Manchester so we thought that it was important to go to Leigh to ensure that we're capturing the voices of older people from different areas. 

We had a fantastic time meeting people from Leigh and we gained some new members too! 


Manchester event

Over 40 members of the Greater Manchester Older People's Network came together to discuss what good participation looks like at our event in Manchester. We had some great presentations by Jan Kitching, Helen Morris, Warren Heppolette (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership) and Helen Simpson (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership). The findings from the day, along with the findings from the event we held in Leigh have been gathered and used to write our new GMOPN guide to participation, which can be found here.



Presentations from the event:

Jan Kitching - Introduction

Liz Jones - Where are we now and where are we going: Celebration report

Helen Morris - Our new Positive Ageing Imagery Projec

Warren Heppolette - Developing a System Wide Engagement Framework to Support Good Engagement