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All Older People

Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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Age-friendly Neighbourhood Challenge

19 Jul 2019 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has issued the second round of his Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods Challenge to make Greater Manchester the best place in the UK to grow older. Ambition for Ageing

Through this challenge it will find practical examples of what age-friendly really means and share best practice across the city region.

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Ambition for Ageing Senior Project Officer at GMCVO

Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million GM level programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. GMCVO generate more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development of existing assets and putting older people at the heart of designing the places they live.

GMCVO require a Senior Officer who has:
• Ability to line manage other staff
• Experience of project development and delivery with multi-agency partners
• Experience of reporting on complex projects

Hours: 
35 hours per week
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£29,636 per annum
Location: 
Manchester
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James Thomas Blair Charity – grants to support older people

8 Jul 2019 - 12:22 by michelle.foster

The purpose of the James Thomas Blair Charity is to provide support to older people living in Manchester and Salford. The support may be of a financial, social or medical nature.

Who may apply?
Any registered charities or voluntary organisations providing assistance to older people who live within the 32 wards of Manchester or 20 wards of Salford.

What do James Thomas Blair Charity support?

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Population Health Targeted Fund – Consultation for Older People

5 Jul 2019 - 11:21 by michelle.foster

The Our Manchester Voluntary Sector Programme Team have been undertaking a scenario planning process for the Targeted Fund priority 'Creating an age friendly city that promotes good health and well-being for people in mid and later life'  with representatives from Manchester Health and Care Commissioning officers. Manchester City Council

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Age Friendly Enterprise workshop

24 July, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Are you over 50 and living in South Manchester and want to explore self employment. Come along to this free workshop to discuss the possibility of becoming self employed or starting a business.

Discuss your ideas and ambition in a friendly environment; develop a business plan; learn what support is available; there will be ongoing support with business mentors.

For further information and to book a place contact 0161 507 6366, or email: enterprise@peopleplus.co.uk

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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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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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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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