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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Greater Manchester's Age-Friendly Challenge

2 October 2018

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is working with Ambition for Ageing to find the most age-friendly neighbourhoods in the city region.

Greater Manchester is already the UK’s first age-friendly city-region according to the World Health Organization. Great news! But what does that look like in reality?

Through the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Challenge, they are looking for practical examples of what age-friendly really means so they can share best practice across the city region.

They want to hear about those practical schemes and projects already in place in Greater Manchester, which are helping to make your community and neighbourhood more age-friendly.

Your scheme doesn’t need to be perfect and finalised – but you do need to be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • actively working to make your neighbourhood age-friendly
  • involving older people in the development of your scheme
  • committed to future age-friendly goals

The challenge is open to the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people's groups working together to make their community and neighbourhood more age-friendly.

Successful applicants will receive accreditation confirming their age-friendly status, and will be announced at the Greater Manchester Age-Friendly Conference in February 2019. The best entries will be promoted by Ambition for Ageing as examples of best practice, including to external funders.

Closing date for applications is 1 December 2018.

Find out more and apply by visiting the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website.

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