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 of work which will develop a Greater Manchester approach to building age-friendly communities.
Aiming to understand the benefits and values of urban GI for older people and how greening projects can be used to support healthy ageing in urban areas.
Exploring how age-friendly developments in Brussels, Manchester and Montreal are perceived by policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and older people.