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Positive Ageing Imagery Project

14 Jun 2019 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) are excited to be launching a new Positive Ageing Imagery Project. The project will be looking at why stereotypical images of wrinkly hands that reinforce negativity around ageing are used in the media to represent older people. We want to replace these images with more positive ones that celebrate older people and ageing. Helen Morris, who will be volunteering with the GMOPN over the coming months, will be facilitating this project and is looking for older people who are interested in getting involved.

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Principal Care Manager at Age UK Manchester

As a key member of the Senior Management Team you will be a confident and experienced Care Professional with an impressive track record in delivering high quality care services. Based at their office in St Ann’s Square in the heart of Manchester City Centre, your role will be to manage and direct the day to day operation of the range of care services across the city, in a way that fits with the wider strategic aims and future growth and development plans of the charity.

£37,500 per annum
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Manchester Safeguarding Boards Self Neglect Strategy and Toolkit

30 May 2019 - 11:28 by michelle.foster

Safeguarding adults is about protecting those at risk of harm (vulnerable adults) from suffering abuse or neglect. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

It is recognised that certain groups of people may be more likely to experience abuse and less able to access services or support to keep themselves safe.

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AfA seminar series: People make places; do places make people?

19 June, 2019 - 13:30 to 15:30

This Ambition for Ageing seminar will consider how we use public spaces in our communities, neighbourhoods and wider towns and cities. When, why and how do we leave our homes? Let’s move beyond the semi-public space that we still see as ‘ours’, such as the garden or yard, to the street and beyond. Is this something we do on a daily basis? If not, then how often and where do we go? Is walking the option we choose? if not, then what transport do we use, and what influences this?

Speaker: Sheila Peace, Emeritus Professor of Social Gerontology, The Open University

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Developing age-friendly cities: Turning urban research into practice

26 June, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

This event will provide the opportunity for dialogue between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and older people working on issues relating to ageing, age-friendly cities and urban change. It will provide practical insights into how urban research can influence policy and practice.

Understanding the relationship between population ageing and urban change has become a major issue for public policy, and an increasingly important area for interdisciplinary research. The following questions will be discussed:

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BAME Communities: Ageing in Place – call for research project proposals

13 May 2019 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

GMCVO is seeking organisations with strong links into Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and who can engage with the BAME-led organisations in Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester.

Can your organisation:

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New report from Ambition for Ageing – Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

2 May 2019 - 12:16 by michelle.foster

Ambition for Ageing’s new report written by partners at MICRA, Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work, argues that to reduce social isolation, we need a diversity of social infrastructure to ensure chance social encounters with a diversity of people. Ambition for Ageing

The report suggests that:

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Volunteering in later life

18 Apr 2019 - 13:48 by aleena.khan

Victoria and I attended an Ambition for Ageing seminar yesterday by Kate Jopling where she presented the findings from a recent publication ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life' by the Centre for Aging Better in partnership with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).

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Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

12 Apr 2019 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board has launched a new briefing titled Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly. The briefing asserts that equality, diversity and inclusivity are core to understanding and reducing social isolation, and emphasises key ways to embed inclusion in building age-friendly communities: Ambition for Ageing

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