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GM Older People's Network

Greater Manchester Older People's Network
The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) was established in October 2015 following a consultation with older people in Greater Manchester. The development of the GMOPN is supported by the Ambition for Ageing (AfA) programme and facilitated by Macc. The aim of the GMOPN is to inform and influence Greater Manchester strategies that affect older people.

Membership is open to all older people living in Greater Manchester. The network members meet regularly to:

  • discuss matters of concern to older people;
  • share ideas that could have a positive benefit for people's lives;
  • develop ways to improve or change policies or services for older people.

For more information on the network and how to get involved, contact Liz Jones on 0161 834 9823 or email: liz@macc.org.uk.

Latest news

Ambition for AgeingAmbition for Ageing is recruiting an Employer Engagement Project Officer for a ‘Working Potential’ programme supporting carers aged 50+ into employment. Click here for more information and an application pack Deadline: Monday 12 March 2018, 9am
A celebration of womenA celebration of women
Women in Manchester over 50 are invited to be in a video celebrating #InternationalWomensDay, with an emphasis on sharing career and cultural breakthroughs. The inspirational result will then posted online. To join in, contact Valerie on 0161 228 2630, or email: valerie@e3creative.co.uk
Ambition for AgeingBAME MICRA workshop: 'Social isolation and older BAME communities'
Date & Time: Wednesday 18 April 2018,10.30am-3pm at The Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street (Major Street entrance), Manchester, M1 6DD For more information and to register click here
Transport eventGreater Manchester Older People’s Network event - Are we getting there? Age-Friendly Transport across Greater Manchester
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. Click here for more
Hosuing infographicGreater Manchester Older People’s Network - Me and My Home: Our Housing Manifesto
Our Housing Manifesto has come out of our own experience and a workshop with Ambition for Ageing’s Greater Manchester Older People’s Network, MACC and Care and Repair England who support action by older people’s groups to improve housing and related services for an ageing population. Participants were older people from across Greater Manchester who are keen to see their aspirations incorporated into housing and integration strategies across Greater Manchester. Click here to read the Me and My Home: Our Housing Manifesto / Click here to download the Housing infographic