2019 - 2020:
In 2019, Ambition for Ageing hosted the Age-Friendly Challenge on behalf of The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. Fifty-three neighbourhoods were recognised as age-friendly, or making excellent progress to becoming age-friendly. Click here to see the full list of winning neighbourhoods.
On 6th February 2020, we jointly delivered an event with the GM Ageing Hub to celebrate the success of our age-friendly neighbourhoods in making the city-region one of the best places in the world to grow older. Read more about the event here.
2021 - 2022:
We provided small pots of funding to the Age-Friendly Neighbourhood winners to invest in local community projects and create opportunities for shared learning and develop connections between neighbourhoods. We also wanted to support local community organisations and groups to get going again post and during Covid-19. Each Age-Friendly Neighbourhood could apply for up to £500 in each round of 'One Small Thing' funding. Find out what we funded here.
We also delivered a series of events based on feedback and suggestions from age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. In August 2021, we delivered a learning event on 'Communication and Promotion'. It was a chance to bring community works together to think about how we can better promote activities to include a wider range of socially isolated older people. In November 2021 we were joined by over 50 attendees to share learning on 'Opening up During Covid-19 and Managing Risk'.
We believe that small investments and sharing learning on relevant topics are important to strengthen the connections within and between these neighbourhoods to support the organic growth of an age-friendly neighbourhoods network.
Contact for more information: Lucy North; firstname.lastname@example.org