On the 24th May approximately 100 of our network members gathered to hear about and discuss health and social care for older people in Greater Manchester. It was a fantastic event with great presentations from Warren Heppolette from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, presenting on GM strategy, and Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England, talking about dementia and older people’s mental health. We also enjoyed music from the Charleston Charlies, from Music in Hospitals and Care, who had the room tapping their feet and clapping along. In the afternoon we discussed how older people in Manchester maintained their health and wellbeing, how systems and services supported people to do this and what needed to change if things were to get better.
Thank you to everyone that attended and to the planning group for the event who helped make it such a huge success.