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All Older People
A new report from the Centre for Ageing Better looks at the needs of those with caring responsibilities trying to seek employment and how they can be supported back into work. The report is based on learning from Ambition for Ageing project, Working Potential.
Ambition for Ageing have launched two new documents outlining an approach to engaging marginalised older people using a spatial model developed during their five years of age-friendly research. The new model considers the size and geographical distribution of different communities as a way of engaging them in group activities.
GMCVO are working with the GM Ageing Hub to identify what the issues are for older people around financial security. GMCVO are looking for reports, minutes or notes from conversations with older people, informal feedback or suggestions from your experiences. This could be something you have worked on yourself, or just information you are aware of.
If you have any information as to what these issues are email these to: email@example.com before Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Europia has launched a befriending phone-line service for Polish people who are over-50 years old led by Europia Outreach Officer Karol Kochanowski.
Teleconferencing has been an important and useful tool to engage with members who are not online. While one-to-one befriending calls are excellent, it’s also great for people to be able to get together in groups, especially when other members may still be getting together online, via Zoom or other platforms.
Vegetarian for Life are hosting a virtual vegan luncheon club on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month which is open to vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers aged 65 and over.
Dates for 2020
Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. But right now, their focus is directed towards the current crisis.
GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.
The communities we want to reach are:
This is a brand new scheme for Elders from Refugee Communities. This scheme is designed to reduce social isolation, increase integration experiences and community connections and promote better overall health and wellness. Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) will also be able to provide you with information about services for elderly people.