Respected and Connected: Older People and Equalities in Greater Manchester event
A free public event with the Equalities Board of Ambition for Ageing.
Join us to celebrate our work as we move into a new phase as part of the GM Older People’s Network. Come and be informed, challenged and entertained!
When: Wednesday 18th March 10:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Federation House, 2 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF
This event is open to all EB and GMOPN members, academics and VCSE staff interested in ageing, inequality and inclusion, and all involved in Ambition for Ageing and Age-Friendly Greater Manchester initiatives.
10.30 - 10.45 Registration
10.45 - 12.30 Morning seminar session. For everyone interested in the inequalities of ageing and how services and policies can work better for all older people. Come and discover what having a group dedicated to equalities has brought to the Ambition for Ageing programme.
- Overview of inequalities in ageing across Greater Manchester
- Key concepts for equalities work
- The contribution of the Equalities Board to AfA – what we have learned
12.30 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 2.30 Workshops to share equalities learning with members of the Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN)
- Workshop one: Equality in transport, health and housing (the three GMOPN action group themes)
- Workshop two: Quick-fire awareness sessions
2.30 - 2.45 Break
2.45 – 4.00 Cabaret and concert, featuring movement, poetry, drama and music, performed by members of the Equalities Board and special guests.
We will also show a brand new artwork: a tapestry called ’Respected and Connected’, created by Equality Board members to celebrate their diversity and talents.
About the Equalities Board
Facilitated by the LGBT Foundation, the Equalities Board seeks to research, understand and document how GM’s many different communities experience ageing.
The Equalities Board team is focused on arriving at an understanding of how all our diverse life experiences and our different identities dovetail, and how all of these elements inform the concept of the kinds of communities in which we want to live as we get older.
Some Equalities Board members are older people who have themselves experienced inequalities - whether it be through disability, gender, ethnic background or sexuality – or as a result of other life experiences. Other members are professional representatives drawn from a wide range of equalities organisations across Greater Manchester.