Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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.
The Ageing Hub is co-ordinating activity around economy and work; age-friendly places; healthy ageing; housing and planning; transport; and age-friendly culture. 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.
We will create and deliver a GM strategy to increase levels of physical activity amongst people in mid and later life, as well as 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.
Our vision is for older residents in Greater Manchester to be able to contribute to, and benefit from, sustained prosperity and enjoy a good quality of life. This vision is integral to the Greater Manchester Strategy, which was launched in 2017. The vision will be achieved through the delivery of three strategic priorities:
• GM will become the first age-friendly city region in the UK
• GM will be a global centre of excellence for ageing, pioneering new research, technology and solutions across the whole range of ageing issues
• GM will increase economic participation amongst the over-50s