Working across the region
We have a strong relationship with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the GM Ageing Hub, bringing together service providers across local authorities.
The University – through the work of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group (MUARG) – has played a major role in supporting the development of Greater Manchester as an ‘age-friendly region’.
This has involved extensive work within the region, with other local authorities in the UK, and research with the World Health Organization - who support the global network of age-friendly cities and communities.
MUARG have a particular focus on understanding issues relating to the impact of social exclusion on older people living in low-income neighbourhoods, with a number of funded projects focused on developing work on this theme.
A £10 million programme to develop Greater Manchester age-friendly communities.
Researching the benefits of urban GI for older people and how it can support healthy ageing in urban areas.
Exploring how older people’s relationships to place change over time.
Researching population ageing and urbanisation involving fieldwork in seven contrasting cities.
Focusing on the Northern Gateway urban regeneration project in Collyhurst, North Manchester.
Studying how marginalisation influence experiences and coping with loneliness in later life.