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Greater Manchester
08-May
FREE SEMINAR 20 JUNE: Towards an age friendly transport system

This is the third in the Spring/Summer series of MICRA seminars delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme. It will be delivered by Dr Charles Musselwhite.

Greater Manchester
08-May
FREE SEMINAR 16 MAY: Best Friends Forever? Friendships in Older Age and Hidden Social Isolation

This seminar will share current ongoing research undertaken at the University of Manchester by Natalie Cotterell and Kingsley Purdam. It will look at how social isolation is measured and how we can better understand its impact on peoples' lives

Greater Manchester
25-Apr
Social Eating - Invitation to Tender - UPDATE

For organisations who are looking to work in partnership on our Social Eating scaled programme we have uploaded a list of the contact details of organisations that attended the recent Bidder Engagement event.

Greater Manchester
20-Apr
Equalities Coordinator Host Organisation required for GM Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement Project

GMCVO have been working with VCSE Equalities organisations and colleagues from the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to co-produce a new approach around Equalities. As part of this process a shadow ‘Equalities Board’ has been developed with an action plan and associated budget for 2018-2021.

Greater Manchester
19-Apr
Social Isolation and Older People Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People in Greater Manchester – new report

Our latest report - written by researchers Dr Camilla Lewis and Natalie Cotterell at The University of Manchester – is calling for more research into the experiences of older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester
11-Apr
Festival of Ageing – key event dates confirmed for July

he Festival of Ageing is taking place from 2nd July to 15th July 2018. Individual main events in seven towns across the celebration fortnight are now confirmed.

Greater Manchester
26-Mar
Bus pass holders urged to check pass validity before April 1st

First Manchester is urging all concessionary pass holders to check that their passes are valid and working before 1st April 2018 to ensure they can continue to travel on their local bus services for free.

Greater Manchester
26-Mar
Festival of Ageing 2018 - registrations launch today!

The Festival of Ageing 2018 will take place across Greater Manchester between the 2nd and 15th July 2018 and will be a celebration of positive and diverse images of ageing.

Greater Manchester
23-Mar
Age-Friendly Transport in Greater Manchester - Are we getting there?

The report of the GMOPN transport conference held in January 2018 has now been published.

Greater Manchester
16-Mar
Social Eating scaled programme launch – invitation to bid

Can your organisation demonstrate a successful track record in developing community projects? Are you interested in helping us launch and evaluate social eating schemes for older people across Greater Manchester?

Greater Manchester
16-Mar
Greater Manchester is UK's first age-friendly city region

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has today launched his age-friendly strategy.

Greater Manchester
08-Mar
Growing older with learning disabilities scaled programme launch - invitation to bid

Ambition for Ageing has today launched a ground breaking programme that seeks to significantly reduce social isolation for older people with learning disabilities.

Greater Manchester
05-Mar
Asset-Based Approaches and Inequalities - new briefing report

Ambition for Ageing has published a new briefing titled Asset-Based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks to inequalities asset-based approaches can have.

Greater Manchester
23-Feb
Strategic Evaluation Partner required for Working Potential scaled programme

Contract brief - Ambition for Ageing Technical Support for Research and Evaluation - additional support required. Deadlines for submission of expressions of interest and quotations for work to be received by 12 noon, Wednesday 21 March.

Greater Manchester
23-Feb
University of Manchester offers Presidential Fellowships on ageing

Ageing populations has been named as one of five key themes in the University of Manchester's new recruitment drive for early career researchers.

Greater Manchester
22-Feb
In celebration of International Woman's Day - Thursday 8 March 2018

Your chance to participate in a historic, inspirational and permanent record of women and their achievements

Greater Manchester
22-Feb
Greater Manchester Older People's Network launches housing manifesto

The GMOPN housing manifesto is a recently-produced report that has been created from a blend of experience and workshop discussions involving GMOPN, Ambition for Ageing, MACC and the Manchester based charity, Care and Repair

 

 

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Greater Manchester
22-Feb
Ambition for Ageing Seminar: Social isolation and older BAME communities - 18 April

Older BAME (Black, Asian and Minority ethnic) residents experience social isolation for a variety of reasons. This seminar will discuss findings from recent research as to why this is taking place and how it might be alleviated.

Greater Manchester
21-Feb
Come and work with us - Employer Engagement Project Officer needed

We are recruiting for a Project Manager: Employeer Engagement for our exciting new scaled programme, Working Potential, which will support carers over the age of 50 into employment.

Greater Manchester
08-Jan
Ambition for Ageing seeks bidders for new Working Potential contract

Ambition for Ageing has today issued an invitation to tender for an exciting new action research project called Working Potential.

Greater Manchester
04-Jan
Community navigators required for new hearing loss project

Action on Hearing Loss is recruiting two community navigators for a new Ambition for Ageing project seeking to reduce social isolation for people living with deafness.

Greater Manchester
03-Jan
Manchester Cares is hiring - Development Officer required!

Manchester Cares is seeking an entrepreneurial, creative, versatile and determined fundraiser to leading the vital Community Fundraising programme at this exciting new organisation.

Greater Manchester
20-Dec
Winner of Community Navigator contract announced

The first of our three Community Navigator contracts, created to help people over 50 with hearing loss feel less isolated, has now been appointed.

Greater Manchester
13-Nov
Scaled programmes bid winners announced

Following an open tender exercise, we have recently appointed contractors for our Festival of Ageing and Community Media initiatives. News about successful Community Navigator appointees will follow shortly.

Greater Manchester
02-Aug
Ambition for Ageing Call for Proposals - Providers Sought

GMCVO has launched a competition to secure providers for the first three Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programmes to be delivered across the eight dis

Equalities Board
21-Jul
The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board is commissioning short research projects

The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board is commissioning short research projects to help fill gaps in our knowledge about some of the more margina

Greater Manchester
30-Jun
Ambition for Ageing seeks Scaled Programmes' Assessment Panel Volunteers

Scaled Programmes are a number of projects that have been developed out of four design workshops held in early 2017.

Greater Manchester
14-Jun
Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programmes Update

Update 5/7/17: Since we went public on what we’re commissioning for the first round of scaled programmes, several people have approached us with op

Older Peoples Network
03-May
Videos from the GM Older People's Network Mayoral Hustings

It's almost time for Greater Manchester to elect our first ever mayor.

Greater Manchester
23-Mar
Project ideas developed for Ambition for Ageing scaled programmes work

Building on the Growing Older in My Greater Manchester event in January (see report

Greater Manchester
20-Feb
Ambition for Ageing release first report on design of £2.5 million investment

In January 2017, the Ambition for Ageing programme launched a series of events entitled 'Growing Older in My Greater Manchester.'  The first event

Older Peoples Network
20-Feb
GM Older People's Network delivers message to mayoral candidates

A group of older people across Greater Manchester have drafted up key messages to present to Mayoral Candidates.

Greater Manchester
20-Feb
Landmark Greater Manchester ageing conference - LGBT housing initiative & new GM reports

The Greater Manchester Ageing Conference 2017, organised by the Greater Manchester (GM) Ageing Hub, saw the first ever ageing conference held on a

Greater Manchester
06-Jan
New environmental research to look at impact of green spaces on ageing populations

University of Manchester Geographer Dr Sarah Lindley is leading a new research looking at the impact of green public spaces on the health and wellb

UK
09-Jan
New walking app could make later life healthier and happier

Accessible via mobile phone or tablet, it is one of the innovations developed and tested by new research that set out to produce practical, low-cos

Greater Manchester
27-Jan
Ambition for Ageing launches survey to shape £2.5 million investment

Following a fully booked launch event on 24th January 2017 (

Greater Manchester
15-Dec
Ambition for Ageing launches older people led process for £2.5 million investment

Ambition for Ageing launches the design process for their £2.5million 'Scaled Programmes' with an exciting engagement event on 24th January 2017.

UK
05-Dec
What's the cost of care in your area?

As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age.

Greater Manchester
07-Oct
Ambition for Ageing - Call for Evidence

We will be launching a £3 million programme of work to make Greater Manchester’s neighbourhoods more age-friendly and need your help!

UK
30-Sep
Three new funds to boost volunteering among the over-50s

Charities are being invited to put in bids to three new grant funds worth a total of £4m designed to boost volunteering among the over-50s.

Greater Manchester
30-Sep
Catalyst Grants for Social Movement launched

 

UK
26-Aug
New research project suggests ‘Good memories not key to older people's happiness’

 

UK
02-Aug
Clore Social Leadership Fellowship Programme 2017

 

UK
02-Aug
Adult social care inquiry launched

The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority adult social care and t

UK
02-Aug
Fears of loneliness in old age are largely unfounded

We shouldn’t fear a lonely old age because loneliness is far from inevitable, according to a study funded by the ESRC.

Greater Manchester
06-Jul
GMCVO joins the Greater Manchester Ageing hub

The Centre for Ageing Better has joined GMCVO as a member of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub. 

 

Greater Manchester
12-Jul
Local Delivery Leads Appointed