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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 Ageing 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
Transport for Greater Manchester Transport for Greater Manchester responds to questions from Transport Event on 17 January 2018, click here to view the questions and responses

Ageing Better Roundtable
In February, Harold Kershner, a member of the GM Older People’s Network Action Group attended the Centre for Ageing Better Funding Roundtable, reflecting on community contributions in later life.  Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund, reflects on the event here

Age-Friendly Transport in Greater Manchester - Are we getting there? Greater Manchester Older People's Network Report
The report based on the findings from this conference makes 10 recommendations which we believe will support the development of a more age-friendly transport system in Greater Manchester. The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network would hope to continue to work with the combined authority, Transport for Greater Manchester and other providers to help translate some of these recommendations into action. Click here for more information


Greater Manchester becomes UK's first age-friendly city region
The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region. To mark the achievement, on 16 March 18 the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched his age-friendly strategy and joined GreaterSport to celebrate the securing of £1m funding from Sport England to encourage older people to be more physically and socially active. More info here
Ambition for Ageing 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 briefing can be downloaded here: www.ambitionforageing.org.uk/assetsandinequalities
Hosuing infographic Greater 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