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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:

Contact Us

Stefan White
MAFN Project Lead
Mark Hammond
MAFN Project Coordinator, General Enquiries
Matt Youngson
MAFN Project Officer, Burnage, Moston & New Moston