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New Ambition for Ageing report - Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities

6 Mar 2018 - 10:55 by helen.walker

Ambition for Ageing have released a briefing entitled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks of exacerbating inequalities that we know asset-based approaches can result in. The document highlights the need for recognition of the barriers faced by marginalised groups as a key part of asset-based work in order to avoid contributing to existing inequalities. A number of solutions to the issue are raised within the briefing, in addition to collecting some key findings from the Ambition for Ageing programme so far. 

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Age UK Manchester: Kiosk Fundraising Volunteer Recruitment Evening

26 February, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30

Would you like to help an independent charity that works with and for older people in Manchester to raise vital funds to support it's work?

Age UK Manchester would like to welcome some new volunteers to support their participation in the Fabulous Fan Fayre (F3) ‘Not For Profit Programme’ at Manchester City Football Club. Volunteers run a booth at the Etihad Stadium on match days and at events; dispensing food and drink (soft and alcoholic) – where a percentage of the profits generated are paid directly to Age UK Manchester.

Andy Burnham addresses concerns about transport with Older People at Greater Manchester event

18 Jan 2018 - 15:50 by michelle.foster

On 17 January 2018, members of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network came together to discuss and share their views on Age-Friendly Transport in the region. Speakers from Ambition for Ageing gave their perspective on the matter, and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham addressed some of the concerns that were raised by the network as part of an address. A panel discussion also featured representatives from the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and Transport for Greater Manchester.

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Greater Manchester Festival of Ageing

8 Dec 2017 - 08:23 by michelle.foster

Did you know that in July 2018 there will be a ‘Festival of Ageing’ across Greater Manchester? This will include lots of activities, fun and a huge celebration of diverse and positive experiences of ageing.

Like all good festivals, there will be lots of music and food and things to do. Your ideas of fun things that can be organised during the festival are sought

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards e-Bulletin Fourth edition – November 2017

8 Dec 2017 - 08:21 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) comprises the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards (MSCB). The Boards share an Independent Chair, Julia Stephens-Row; and are supported by the MSB Business Unit. MSCB and MSAB

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Greater Manchester Older People’s Network Me and My Home: Our Housing Manifesto

20 Oct 2017 - 10:30 by michelle.foster

Most people want to age well at home, remaining part of their community, connected with family and friends. We believe that decision makers in Greater Manchester across planning, housing, health and care need to reflect this aspiration and set it as an underlying objective, for all their policies, and then work together to ensure that all older people have access to a decent home in later life.

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Launching Manchester: A Great Place to Grow Older 2017-2021

20 Oct 2017 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

Since March, the Age-Friendly Manchester team has been reviewing and refreshing Manchester's Ageing Strategy. Manchester: A Great Place to Grow Older 2017-2021 is the result of an extensive period of consultation with services, colleagues, partners and older people themselves. Age Friendly Manchester

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Out to Lunch with Silver Seniors

9 Oct 2017 - 12:21 by michelle.foster

Out to Lunch with Silver Seniors is a new weekly radio show on Wythenshawe FM 97.2, launching on Monday 30 October. It will be on from 12pm to 2pm.

The show will include interviews with helpful agencies and groups, feature community centres, nursing homes, care homes, and a sing-a- long spot.

Join Roz Johnson by tuning in to FM 97.2, or you can listen live online.

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Experiences of cancer screening services - seeking views

26 Sep 2017 - 14:55 by Mike Wild

The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

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