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Following two rounds of The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham’s Age-Friendly Challenge, we are now happy to announce that fifty-three neighbourhoods have been recognised as age-friendly, or making excellent progress to becoming age-friendly.

  

The awards recognise the hard work that organisations and older people across Greater Manchester have carried out to make their area a great place to grow older. An age-friendly neighbourhood is a place where: residents are committed to looking out for each other, older people feel they can have a say in what’s going on in their local area, and there are spaces where people can get together. The awards also show that each area is committed to helping older people feel: independent, safe and secure, and informed about what is going on in their local area.

 

The challenge was supported by Ambition for Ageing and submissions to Mayor’s Age-Friendly Challenge were reviewed by an expert panel chaired by Prof. Chris Phillipson from MICRA at The University of Manchester. Other panellists included representatives from Greater Manchester Older People’s Network, Ambition for Ageing, and the Centre for Ageing Better.

 

Successful areas have been awarded with accreditation – official recognition from the Mayor and Combined Authority that the neighbourhood is age-friendly. The categories are as follows:

 

  • Age-Friendly 2019: Achievement Award with Merit – an age-friendly place  
  • Age-Friendly 2019: Achievement Award – a place that is making excellent progress towards becoming age-friendly.

 

* Indicates this place was awarded achievement award with merit.

 

District

Place

Bolton

Farnworth*

Bolton 

Crompton*

Bolton 

Halliwell*

Bolton 

Tonge with the Haulgh*

Bury

Greenmount

Bury

Ramsbottom

Bury

Tottington

Bury 

Moorside*

Bury 

Radcliffe*

Bury 

St Mary's*

Manchester

Ancoats

Manchester

Levenshulme

Manchester

Old Moat*

Manchester

Whalley Range

Manchester

Fallowfield

Manchester

Gorton*

Manchester

Rusholme

Manchester

Wythenshawe*

Manchester

Burnage*

Manchester

Hulme & Moss Side*

Manchester 

Miles Platting*

Manchester 

Moston and New Moston*

Oldham

Saddleworth & Lees*

Oldham 

Alexandra*

Oldham

Crompton*

Oldham 

Failsworth West*

Rochdale

Kirkholt*

Rochdale 

Central*

Rochdale 

Firgrove & Smallbridge*

Rochdale 

West Middleton*

Salford

Little Hulton*

Salford 

Broughton

Salford 

Weaste & Seedley

Stockport

Brinnington*

Stockport

Cheadle

Stockport

Heatons

Stockport

Marple

Stockport

Reddish

Tameside

Denton North

Tameside

Denton West (Dane Bank)

Tameside

Droylsden

Tameside

Dukinfield

Tameside

Mottram

Tameside 

Denton South*

Tameside 

Newton*

Tameside 

Waterloo*

Trafford

Sale West

Trafford

Clifford

Wigan

Standish Village

Wigan

Shevington

Wigan 

Atherton*

Wigan 

Leigh West*

Wigan 

Pemberton*

 

Contact

 

If you have any questions about the Age-Friendly Challenge, please contact Ambition for Ageing on ambition@gmcvo.org.uk or call 0161 277 1001