Macc is a charity and put simply, our purpose is the city of Manchester. We work to inspire, enable and support the people of Manchester to get involved and build the communities where we live, work and grow. We are the support and development organisation for local charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises.
All Older People
Age UK Manchester have volunteer opportunities to assist in their volunteer led community café and also in their day centre working with older people. Crossacres area of Wythenshawe. Monday – Friday hours available, full training and DBS given.
A forthcoming free conference the Programme Challenger and Deputy Mayor’s officer are hosting on Monday 8 October at Audacious Church.
The conference is focussed around what work has been done, and we can do as a GM system to identify, prevent and address the criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.
We are inviting partners from LA’s (including the Safeguarding Boards) Police, Health, Education and Youth Offending Service, but we are also keen to ensure we have good representation from the voluntary, community and faith sector.
Are you a Manchester voluntary sector organisation?
Would you like to share a story of your activity as part of the 2018 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
During The Festival of Ageing’s opening celebrations, Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham issued his age-friendly communities mayoral challenge. He is asking the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people’s groups to submit their best age-friendly schemes with a view to helping to create even more age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.
The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM fortnight of fun launches on Monday 2 July with three simultaneous events taking place from 12noon to 4pm at Manchester City Art Gallery, Central Library and Albert Square.
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Would you get satisfaction from helping to direct a local charity?
The Festival of Ageing will take place from the 2 July to 15 July. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years.
A new report published by Ambition for Ageing calls for more research into the experiences of older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in Greater Manchester in order to tackle social isolation.
"Care & Repair England aims to improve housing & related services so that older people can live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose.
- Our special focus is on older people living in poor or unsuitable private housing
- We work with, and not just for, older people
- We innovate, develop, support and promote practical housing help eg with home repairs, adaptations, or advice about moving home
We seek to improve related policy and practice."