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Ambition for Ageing in Manchester is coordinated by the Manchester Age-Friendly Neighbourhood team (MAFN) based in the Manchester School of Architecture at MMU in partnership with Southway Housing Trust. MAFN are a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, urban designers, a health and social care manager, architects and community development workers who are co-researching with residents regarding how age friendly their neighbourhood is now - and how to make it better.


We are working in the following neighbourhoods:


  • Burnage
  • Hulme & Moss Side
  • Moston & New Moston


A resident-led partnership has been set up in each neighbourhood to promote active ageing, increase older people’s participation and make the neighbourhood more age friendly. To this end, residents have been creating age friendly action plans incorporating a wide range of different activities and projects.


MAFN are supported by a steering group which includes partners from Southways, Manchester City Council, Age-Friendly Manchester, NHS/ CCG, MMU and representatives of each Neighbourhood Partnership Board.


See this link for more information about the work in Manchester:

Latest News

27 Jun 2019
Ambition for Ageing on Granada Reports

What's it actually like to live in a city centre for over 60s? ITV Granda Reports spoke to residents of Victoria Square in Ancoats and Tung Sing, the UK's first purpose built housing for Chinese people over 60.

17 Apr 2019
Culture Champions in Manchester

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with the Royal Exchange Theatre to deliver the Culture Champions scaled programme

27 Feb 2019
Street food favourites Bundobust now offer age-friendly menus

Vegetarian Indian street food and craft beer eatery Bundobust now offer age-friendly menus, after welcome family feedback.


Contact Us

Matt Youngson
MAFN Project Co-ordinator