Our social infrastructure - the shared spaces and public places that form a part of our everyday lives - are often overlooked, yet are a crucial part of our communities on many levels, particularly for reducing neighbourhood exclusion among older people.
GMCA's new report draws on research and learning gathered from the AfA programme to provide insight into what older people across GM think makes a neighbourhood age-friendly.
If you are able to help us promote the challenge, we are using Older People’s Day - today, Monday 1 October - as an opportunity to remind people of the challenge, and to encourage people to take part.
We are pleased to announce that the Greater Manchester’s Age-Friendly Challenge application form is now online.
The Bolton Ambition for Ageing programme is seeking applications from Bolton based voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver targeted support for those over 50 who are socially isolated.
Manchester Museum and Ambition for Ageing, supported by the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme, are delighted to be recruiting for this brand new post.
A new funding stream has been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to support digital inclusions programmes with a fo
The first of our Autumn/Winter 2018 seminar series, delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme.
We are looking to build a partnership that brings organisations with different specialisms together to create and deliver a compelling multi-platform 12-month media campaign.
Our Subculture programme seeks to fund the creation and development of media projects themed around older people’s specific hobbies, activities and/or experiences.
Ambition for Ageing is working with Greater Manchester’s Chief Resilience Officer and colleagues as part of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) to feed into the Greater Manchester Resilience Strategy
Our delivery partner is currently recruiting a project officer to lead on this programme which will be focus on Bury communities, with head office support from Oldham.
The Older People’s Housing Champions Group, working with Care & Repair England and other UK organisations, has published a series of Ideas for Action guides.
Greater Manchester, the UK’s first age-friendly region, staged its first Festival of Ageing from 2 July to - 15 July. Over 8000 people attended over 350 events across Greater Manchester.
The Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) contract has been awarded to Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and their three partners.
If you are planning on taking part in the Mayoral age-friendly challenge, here is some further information about next steps.
With Manchester's first Festival of Ageing launching today, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has issued a challenge to find the most age-friendly places and projects across the city region.
On 11 June almost a hundred people came together for a day of constructive interactive collaboration and planning organised by Ambition for Ageing under the theme of 'Age Friendly Communities in Practice.’
As part of their 'Ambitious Stories' series, Tameside have produced a short film about their work with local charity, Noah's A.R.T Animal Rescue Therapy who are based in Dukinfield.
If you are aged 50 and over and live in Greater Manchester, don’t miss the chance to join in one of this summer’s liveliest and loveliest events – the Festival of Ageing, 2 to 15 July.
Collective Effect seeks to fund the exploration and development of new and transformational methods designed to increase the levels of active citizenship in local communities.
This comprehensive research report was commissioned to help us to assess the potential for using community media as a way of reducing social isolation in the over 50s.
Have you registered yet for your free wristband and festival brochure for Greater Manchester’s Festival of Ageing running from 2 to 15 July 2018? If you are aged over 50 and live in Greater Manchester, then this festival is for you!
We are seeking a development partner to help us create age-friendly communities in Rochdale. Deadline for expressions of interest: 12 noon on Friday 22nd June 2018.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Ambition for Ageing has today launched a ground breaking programme that seeks to significantly reduce social isolation for older people with learning disabilities.
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.
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.
Ageing populations has been named as one of five key themes in the University of Manchester's new recruitment drive for early career researchers.
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
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.
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.
Ambition for Ageing has today issued an invitation to tender for an exciting new action research project called Working Potential.
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.
Manchester Cares is seeking an entrepreneurial, creative, versatile and determined fundraiser to leading the vital Community Fundraising programme at this exciting new organisation.
The first of our three Community Navigator contracts, created to help people over 50 with hearing loss feel less isolated, has now been appointed.
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.
GMCVO has launched a competition to secure providers for the first three Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programmes to be delivered across the eight dis
The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board is commissioning short research projects to help fill gaps in our knowledge about some of the more margina
Scaled Programmes are a number of projects that have been developed out of four design workshops held in early 2017.
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
In January 2017, the Ambition for Ageing programme launched a series of events entitled 'Growing Older in My Greater Manchester.' The first event
The Greater Manchester Ageing Conference 2017, organised by the Greater Manchester (GM) Ageing Hub, saw the first ever ageing conference held on a
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
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
Ambition for Ageing launches the design process for their £2.5million 'Scaled Programmes' with an exciting engagement event on 24th January 2017.
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.