Steering Group – ten people from across the three target wards came together for the first time in June to start the process of signing off investment ideas.
Age UK Tameside and Action Together (previously CVAT) are working together to deliver the Ambition for Ageing programme in Tameside the areas are Ashton Waterloo, Denton South and Hyde Newton.
We are aiming to work with older people in each of these areas to create more Age Friendly neighbourhoods and reduce social isolation. We are talking to people aged 50 plus to find out what is great about growing old in their area and to find out how we can all work together to improve the area for older people, as well as sharing information about what is already going on and working together on ideas for more activities. We will be recruiting Community Investigators to find ways of reaching people who are socially isolated and together with ward based Steering groups will develop the programme and make decisions about the investments.
Age UK Tameside will ensure that people are linked into opportunities for activities and support and work with other partner organisations so we can make a real difference.