We’re partnering with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to ensure more people in the city region enjoy a good later life.
Our activities with the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub build on its track record and ambitions as an age-friendly city region where people of all ages contribute to and benefit from its economic and social opportunities.
In March 2016, the Centre for Ageing Better signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to establish a five-year, strategic partnership to collaborate on a number of joint priorities.
The partnership supports GMCA and the partners in the Ageing Hub to be an early adopter of best practice and to pilot innovative approaches to ageing. Greater Manchester holds an ambition to be a global centre of excellence for ageing, research, technology and new ideas reflected in the Local Industrial Strategy and the work of the region’s academic institutions. Together we generate evidence of what works so more of the region’s 2.7 million residents are able to live a good later life, and evidence that can be shared nationally.
Our initial focus on the economy, local industrial strategy and older workers has resulted in a pilot project with GMCA and the Department for Work and Pensions to help over-50s back to work. We have worked with Transport for Greater Manchester to understand what an age-friendly transport system looks like. We are working with a range of partners locally to deliver safe and accessible housing for later life and have published with Manchester School of Architecture, Rightsizing: Reframing the housing offer for older people and supported the work of MICRA on Age-friendly communities in the Northern Gateway, a significant regeneration project in Manchester.