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Healthy Ageing Grand Challenge Regional Engagement Event

27 September, 2019 - 10:00

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for Health Ageing has launched its first major investment called 'TrailBlazers' and applications can be made from 23 September. To extend the reach of this £40 Million Opportunity KTN is organising regional events with local partners which will provide greater access to those interested in Healthy Ageing to the Challenge Director or Deputy Challenge Director.

This will build an event with local content to host the national message.

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Ambition for Ageing Seminar: Connecting older men to their communities

3 October, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

This seminar will share the research and learning from the Ageing Better in Camden (ABC) Outreach Team around engaging with older men in pubs, sheltered housing and via street outreach, to find out how older men in Camden socialise with others and what an attractive social activity would look like for them.

Speakers: Amanda Mainey, Learning and Quality Officer and Jo Stapleton, Outreach Manager, Ageing Better in Camden

Age Proud: Exploring Positive Ageing

2 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30

On Wednesday 2 October, the Greater Manchester Older People's Network will be holding its next network event: Age Proud: Exploring Positive Ageing. 

Come along and listen to a range of speakers, including Joyce Williams, aka Grandma Williams and representatives from the “Talking About my Generation” campaign.  There will also be updates about the recent work of the older people’s network, including our project on Positive Ageing Imagery and an opportunity to hear a whistling performance by the world champion whistler David Morris!

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Older Artist Commission - Whitworth Art Gallery

10 Sep 2019 - 15:05 by shanna.lennon

Can you connect art, ageing and place? What does being an older artist in todays society mean to you?


The Whitworth is looking for an older (50+) artist from any discipline to help us to rethink the position of older artists in our society and shape our organizational approach to working with older emerging artists.

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The Lancaster Playwriting Prize

30 Aug 2019 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Lancasyer Playwriting PrizeThe Lancaster Playwriting Prize is an initiative arising out of the cultural partnership between Lancaster University and The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster; it is supported by Lucy Briers. The Prize aims to discover new voices from a diverse range of backgrounds; each year, it has different entry criteria in order to reach underserved playwrights.

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Age-friendly Guidelines Launch and Exhibition

23 September, 2019 - 12:00 to 17:00

This exhibition will showcase a series of guidelines and recommendations for policy and practice towards age-friendly cities.

The exhibition contains input from local residents of their experiences of living across different urban contexts in the UK. This data at the neighbourhood level has been gathered and analysed and has produced a set of national-level recommendations to guide policy and practice with regards to ageing in the UK.

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Population Health Fund: Older People’s Fund – opportunities to work in partnership in Manchester’s 12 neighbourhoods

23 Aug 2019 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and Manchester City CouncilAs you may already know, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) in partnership with Manchester City Council (MCC) are launching a Population Health Fund which is split into an Older People’s Fund and a Fund for the First 1000 Days of a Child’s Life.

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Manchester Work and Skills – North Manchester Over 50’s in to Employment Pilot

23 Aug 2019 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilThe North Manchester Over 50’s into Employment Pilot is a test and learn project to deliver a bespoke service to support over 50’s residents who have been long term unemployed to enable them to move closer to the labour market or into employment.

The geographical focus is North Manchester with a specific focus on Miles Platting/Newton Heath Ward.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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