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Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

We want to improve the lives of people aged 50 and over living in Greater Manchester. Our vision is that older residents are able to contribute to and benefit from sustained prosperity and enjoy a good quality of life. Working with our partners we have set up the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to coordinate a strategic response to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population. 

Our priorities are:

  • to become the first age-friendly city region in the country
  • to be a global centre of excellence for ageing, pioneering research, technology and new ideas
  • to increase economic participation amongst the over 50s 

The Ageing Hub are co-ordinating programmes of activity around economy and work; age-friendly places; healthy ageing; housing, planning and transport; culture and learning; and communications. We want to establish the age-friendly model as a framework for ensuring social inclusion in later life across Greater Manchester, with an emphasis on co-design with older people and improving the quality of later life in GM.

Outputs will include a GM strategy to increase levels of physical activity amongst people in mid and later life, creating an age-friendly GM transport plan and producing an age-friendly GM Spatial Framework which promotes social diversity and a mix of generations wherever possible. We have a partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better to drive improvements in Greater Manchester by applying evidence around what works to ensure a good later life,. 

Ageing Hub partners include:

Greater Manchester Ageing Conference 2017

On 16 February we held a landmark event bringing together GM leaders, world-leading academics and community sector innovators. We discussed how to build an age-friendly city-region and launched three key reports on ageing in Greater Manchester. The conference also marked GM's five year partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better and our long-term collaboration with the World Health Organization.

The Future of Ageing in Greater Manchester

Developing a strategy for age-friendly Greater ManchesterProfessor Chris Phillipson

Age-friendly Culture: some things can’t be confined to a box  – Esme Ward

GM Ageing Conference 2017 report

GM Ageing Conference 2017 programme


Ageing Hub Newsletter

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GM Ageing Hub newsletter April 2017

GM Ageing Hub newsletter May 2017

GM Ageing Hub newsletter June 2017

GM Ageing Hub newsletter July 2017

GM Ageing Hub newsletter September 2017


More information:

Paul McGarry, Head, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

Jo Garsden, Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

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