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General Resources

The Centre for Ageing Better

The Centre for Ageing Better is a charity, funded by an endowment from The National Lottery Community Fund, working to create a society where everyone enjoys a good later life.On their website you can find the latest research and policy about ageing.


Age Friendly Manchester

The Age-Friendly Manchester partnership is led by Manchester City Council and involves a range of organisations, groups and individuals across the city. The aim of the partnership is to help make Manchester a great place to grow older and the organisations involved include:

Manchester Institute for Collaboration on Research and Ageing (MICRA). Founded in 2010 and based at The University of Manchester, MICRA carry out research on fundamental questions about ageing. MICRA is recognised as a leading international centre for research on ageing and they support a community of over 100 active academics.
Manchester School of Architecture. They are based at Manchester Metropolitan University and they investigate the development of age-friendly cities through their Manchester Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods project ('Ambition for Ageing' Big Lottery funded).

In October 2017, Age-Friendly Manchester published an updated version of the ageing strategy entitled 'Manchester: a great place to grow older'. It was originally launched in 2009 and sets out the vision and priorities for Manchester to become an age-friendly city: a place in which people in mid- and later life are economically, physically and socially active, and where they are healthier, safe, informed, influential, independent and respected. This updated version takes account of recent political, social and economic changes, and follows a six month review.

Age-Friendly Manchester is also connected to the Ambition for Ageing project. Their 2016/17 work plan is available from the Manchester City Council website.