Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million Greater Manchester (GM) level programme aimed at creating more age-friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age. It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme, which aims to reduce social isolation of older people.
The delivery phase of the programme focused on work in 25 neighbourhoods across GM alongside larger, scaled projects delivering work across Greater Manchester tackling thematic issues, such as the development of social eating activities.
Led by GMCVO, 46 partner organisations worked to support hundreds of community groups and over 21,000 citizens to actively design and deliver local projects which change the places we live and age in.
The programme is now it it's second phase, using what we've learnt to leave a legacy for an age-friendly Greater Manchester.
Ambition for Ageing is a Greater Manchester level programme aimed at creating more age-friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age
Why are we doing it?
We recognise that the main risk factors for social isolation are linked to marginalisation and inequality. As well as being the largest programme of place based reform within Greater Manchester, our focus is on equalities and shifting power towards those who have not traditionally been involved in decision making.
We are working closely with the GMCA’s Ageing Hub to ensure the voice of local communities and VCSE organisations influence the development of policy.