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Ambition for Ageing

Staying mobile in later life

As our population ages, older people’s mobility is a growing priority for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

What is ‘inclusion’? Going deeper with equalities: workshop by the Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board

In Ambition for Ageing we’ve found that equalities work goes deeper when we think from an ‘inclusion mindset’. But what does this mean?

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Our commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction

Ambition for Ageing (AfA), a National Lottery Community fund funded project led by GMCVO, are helping Greater Manc

'Making Connections' - a new Ambition for Ageing video

Ambition for Ageing's new short video demonstrates how the programme works to create more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development

Age-Friendly Futures: Learning from Ambition for Ageing on developing age-friendly neighbourhoods

In December 2018, over 50 Ambition for Ageing (AfA) contractors, old and new came together to network and share learning as the programme’s focus shifts from delivery to sustainability and le

Age-Friendly Challenge Winners announced

Thirty-two neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester have been officially recognised as age-friendly by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

Seminar: Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester

Ambition for Ageing are proud to present the most recent of our seminar series.

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the AFA programme

 GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the Ambition for Ageing programme

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

Ambition for Ageing Bidders Event for Culture Champions

Ambition for Ageing are looking for providers to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities in Greater Manchester.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

New scaled programme launch – Culture Champions: Invitation to tender

Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions GM. Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project.

Ambition for Ageing speak at European Forum

On 23rd November, 2018, our Ambition for Ageing Communications and Influence Officer, Kirsty Bagnall spoke at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) 2018 organised by UNISDR and hos

Ageing Equally? - Call for research project proposals and support provider

The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities.

Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester

This report, released by GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing looks at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester: Report Published

Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

Free AFA seminar: Social infrastructure: how shared spaces make communities work

Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: doors open at 13:30 for 14:00 lecture start (session ends: 16:00)

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

AFA seminar series - Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

Presented by: Dr Sophie Yarker, MICRA, University of Manchester

Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Applications invited for Greater Manchester’s Age-Friendly Mayoral Challenge

On 2 July, Ambition for Ageing (AfA) announced the launch of the mayor's Greater Manchester communities challe

AFA Community Media seminar

Imagine a Greater Manchester where older people can make their own media on their own terms

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

AfA launches two new Community Media scaled programmes – bids invited

Today saw the launch of two new Community Media scaled programmes from Ambition for Ageing:

1. Subculture

Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programme Information Event for Potential Bidders

 We are looking for providers to deliver two Scaled Programmes with a focus on community media:

1) Subculture

Monday, 17 September 2018

Call for Evidence: experiences in resilience required around older people who have been refugees or asylum seekers

In 2016, Greater Manchester was named part of the 100RC network alongside London, New York, Bangkok and Rio de Janeiro and was selected from more th

Festival of Ageing attracts over 8000 people from across GM

Greater Manchester, the UK’s first age-friendly region, staged its first Festival of Ageing from 2nd July - 15th July.

Community Media for Greater Manchester: An Ambition for Connected Later Life

In conjunction with London based CIC, Social Spider, Ambition for Ageing has just published a report looking at how community media works and its potential f

Free Festival of Ageing wristbands available now!

The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM Festival of Ageing is a fortnight of fun offering lots to look forward to.

Ambition for Ageing launches new invitation to bid

The latest in a series of scaled programme launched, Collective Effect seeks to fund the exploration and development of new and transformational methods designed to increase the levels of active ci

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