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05 Sep 2018

AFA SEMINAR: Imagine a Greater Manchester where older people can make their own media on their own terms

Imagine a Greater Manchester where older people can make their own media on their own terms


Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018

Time: 13:30 - 16:00

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M1 6FZ (see travel directions)


We know from our recent consultations with Greater Manchester residents that there is a strong desire on the part of older people to know more about what is going on around them, in which they can take part and feel a part of. Our participants cited finding other people who live nearby sharing the same interests as a key first step in connecting and communicating – if only they could find them. Which is where community media comes in.



Presented by London-based community interest company, Social Spider, this session will cover the many faces of community media and the role it can play to alleviate social isolation in people over 50. The afternoon will combine presentations and round-table discussions so that everyone will get a chance to contribute their ideas.


To register – follow this link


About Social Spider


Established in 2005, Social Spider specialises in projects connected with social finance, community media, health, mental health and developing digital solutions to social challenges.


Earlier this year Ambition for Ageing commissioned Social Spider to research and publish a report looking at how community media works and its potential for reaching and benefitting a 50 plus audience at risk of social isolation across Greater Manchester.


Their report, called ‘Community Media for Greater Manchester – an ambition for connected later life’ explores the different channels and approaches available. It also looks at the ways in which community media can fundamentally influence the circumstances that typically result in older people feeling socially isolated. To read the report click here