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.
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
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.
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.
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.
How setting and running “pop up” sheds where men can meet and bond while woodworking has led to many productive projects and new friendships.
How local ladies attending health and beauty tutorials are learning practical skills, making more friends and feeling lots better about themselves.
Jean Stokes, resident of Failsworth West & member of Ambition for Ageing Oldham’s Age-Friendly Project Group, reports back on the first meeting.
How a residents' board was set up at Dunstan's Court sheltered housing scheme so older people living there can plan their own monthly social activities.
How a successful community walkabout in Halliwell resulted in practical and positive future plans via looking at the neighbourhood through age-friendly eyes.