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Support and advice for older residents

Our older residents are more affected by this present crisis than most. This page will include guidance and advice to help support our older residents.

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Keeping Well this Winter

This booklet has been created by Greater Manchester Combined Authority in collaboration with the Healthy Ageing Research Group, linked to the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, based at the University of Manchester.

This booklet updates an earlier version, adds new sections and has lots of ideas and suggestions to help us keep active and connected, stay safe and well, and manage our money and home. It is written for those with less or no access to online resources and includes a list of useful contact numbers.

Keeping Well this Winter booklet

Keeping Well at Home

Keeping at Well at Home front cover, three pink houses with residents inside and a key worker driving past in a car.

Working with the University of Manchester we have produced a guide to help older people keep well at home.

The guide is packed full of health and dietary advice, including a programme of standing and sitting strength and balance exercises.

It gives useful tips on keeping minds active, eating and drinking at home and safety.

Keeping Well at Home booklet

Keeping Well at Home booklet (for printing)

Creative Care Kit - Older People

Creative care kit, Keeping Well with Creativity front cover, Dots illustrating a woman's face with a hat on.

Creative Care Kits full of things for older people to do are being delivered to 16,000 older people across Greater Manchester. 

The kits contain a range of activities that can be completed at home.

Check out the activity booklet here

Mind Matters

Befriending services

Age UK 

Silver Line Helpline


Creative activities: printable resources

GM Creative Care Kit 

Baring Foundation 


Mental health support

Give us a shout (Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258)

Independent Age

or contact GP


Older people and coronavirus FAQs

Independent Age


Keeping nourished

Support with sourcing food

Local community hubs


Meal delivery services

Age UK


Booklets on eating and drinking well

Age UK including affordable meals


Money matters

Grants and benefits advice

Citizens Advice 


Pension Credit

Citizens Advice Greater Manchester


Energy advice

Age UK    


Looking after others

Advice and support for carers

Carers UK

Age UK


Supporting people living with Dementia

Dementia United


Moving more

Strength and balance exercises



Walking routes, groups and activity sheets

GM Walking

Article Published: 29/04/2020 17:04 PM