We want to improve the lives of older people in Greater Manchester, so that residents are able to contribute to and benefit from sustained prosperity and enjoy a good quality of life.

Working with partners we set up the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population in our city region, focusing on reducing inequalities and ageing well.

Covid-19 and older adults in Greater Manchester

Older residents are especially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have been listening to older adults and working with localities and partners to identify and respond to issues as they arise. This has resulted in supporting and delivering resources including an information and advice section on the GMCA website for older people, the Keeping Well this Winter booklet and film, the Keeping Well at Home booklet and the Creative Care Kits. In response to older people’s concerns, GMCA coordinated the Valuable not Vulnerable campaign to counteract the many negative depictions and stereotypes of older people during the pandemic.

Why is it important to create an age-friendly city-region? 

An age-friendly Greater Manchester means enabling people of all ages to actively participate in the life of our city-region. It’s about supporting people to live healthy and active later lives, and to age well in the place we live.

Developed by the World Health Organization, the age-friendly framework is about working with older residents to improve the physical and social environment. This includes making changes to housing, transport and outdoor spaces, removing barriers for older workers, looking at how our services can better meet the needs of older people.  

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Story so far

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