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Case Studies

Working Potential
26 Apr 2019

Angela is a part of our Working Potential programme in Salford. 

Bury
25 Apr 2019

To support and develop activities for older ladies who have been affected by domestic violence and enable them to build up trust and friendships with people and for them to feel like they are part of the community.

Manchester
23 Apr 2019

 The Miles Platting dementia cafe is a safe space for people living with dementia and their carers to meet and socialise, where they can find information about the both their local community, and the wider dementia community.

Bolton
16 Apr 2019

The 15-person Gardening on Your Doorstep team work with local community groups, allotment groups & sheltered housing schemes to promote gardening and enable people to develop skills. 

Rochdale
11 Apr 2019

Launched in April 2018, The Apna IIaaka (Our Neighbourhood) project is delivered by a partnership between Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale (PIER) - a community horticulture project run by a local

Oldham
02 Apr 2019

Weekly colouring classes are bringing people together at care homes in Oldham, after one resident spoke up about how happy the activity made her.

Bolton
02 Apr 2019

Thanks to one woman’s determination to do something different, Let’s Dance are making Bolton a more age-friendly place to be.

Bury
02 Apr 2019

Radcliffe Cricket Club was in need of general maintenance – and several retired local men spotted an opportunity to use their skills and experience, as well as find a sense of structure and connection.

Bolton
02 Apr 2019

A local butchers is reaching out to socially isolated community members, by providing mobile meals in partnership with VCSE organisations.

Bolton
02 Apr 2019

Following regular feedback from older residents that bus services in the Bolton area weren’t accessible, an ‘Age-Friendly Bus Guide’ has been produced and shared with a local provider.

Working Potential
10 Dec 2018

Amanda was referred to Working Potential because after many years of caring for her husband, who suffers from dementia, she wanted to go back to work.

Rochdale
04 Jul 2018

How the introduction of a volunteer drivers' scheme in Rochdale is helping local older people to get where they need to be - on time, in comfort and in pleasant company.

Wigan
30 Apr 2018

How the creation of an MS gym and therapy centre has transformed the lives of local residents and wider communities.

Wigan
30 Apr 2018

How 'hard to reach' men over 50 in the Leigh West area have been encouraged to sign up for regular fishing sessions and coaching.

Wigan
30 Apr 2018

How Atherton Park has been greatly improved by the creation of a sensory garden for older people with limited sight or hearing, dementia and mobility issues.          

Manchester
30 Apr 2018

How a new IT club was launched, focusing on teaching older people how to use technology to remain in contact with friends and families overseas.

Manchester
30 Apr 2018

How local men from Manchester aged 50 plus were attracted to affordable, informal social eating meet-ups in an environment they already knew and liked.

Wigan
04 Aug 2016

How a small group of residents encouraged residents from other local sheltered housing schemes to participate in some of their social activities.