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Ambition for Ageing

Ambition for Ageing


Ambition for Ageing (AfA) is a £10.2 million Greater Manchester programme aimed at creating more age friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age.

It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme, which aims to reduce social isolation of older people. Led by GMCVO, the five year programme is delivered by a cross-sector partnership with Local Delivery Leads heading up the work in 25 neighbourhoods across eight local authorities in Greater Manchester. Macc is involved in this work with our role in the GMOPN.

AfA’s belief is that a series of small changes within our communities will bring large scale success in a practical and sustainable sense that will ultimately help to reduce social isolation. They will do this by providing small investments to help develop more age-friendly neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester. They want communities to be more connected and for there to be more opportunities and activities for older people in the places they live.

For more information, please visit the AfA website by clicking here.


Ambition for Ageing reports and resources


More research needed to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people to avoid becoming social isolated

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. Click here to read the report.

Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities briefing paper launched

Ambition for Ageing recently released a briefing titled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks to inequalities asset-based approaches can have.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.The findings from the initial Equalities Board visits report played a key part in the creation of this briefing.The briefing can be downloaded here