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Ambition for Ageing ebulletin – August 2019

Welcome to the latest issue of our e-bulletin which contains all the latest news from Ambition for Ageing HQ as well as updates from our partners.

For regular Ambition for Ageing updates throughout the month, please see the news page on our website and follow us on Twitter.

Ageing in Place

We are delighted to announce the five organisations that will be delivering Ageing in Place.

Ageing in Place is a research project developed by Ageing Better to explore the types of social infrastructure that people aged 50+ from BAME communities use in specific places.

Ageing Better funds 14 partnerships across England – including Ambition for Ageing – 5 of which are taking part in this project. In these areas, the following organisations were successful:

Click to read more.

Scoping the range of Community Transport in Greater Manchester

Do you run or know of a community transport scheme in your area? We are working with a range of partners, including Transport For Greater Manchester, to identify what community transport is available across Greater Manchester. We are looking for all types of community transport including volunteer driver schemes, mini-buses for day trips or demand responsive services and community bus services.

Please send the name of the organisation/service, the type of service offered and a website link (or email address if no website) to [email protected].

The deadline for information is 31st August 2019

Talking About my Generation: Newsletter and new podcast

Talking About my Generation’s community reporters have produced the latest edition of The Record newsletter, which sets the record straight on how people aged 50 and over across Greater Manchester are keeping moving and staying active. We are delighted to be funding the great work the community reporters are doing.

They’re also happy to announce the launch of their first podcast which can be found by searching ‘Changing The Record’ on Spotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts. 

Scaled programme highlight: Culture Champions

The Culture Champions programme exists to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities. Our providers support older people to become Culture Champion volunteers, facilitate activity design, and manage small payments to develop new activities. Find out how you can get involved by following the links below:

Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) supported by Macc

New report: Participation Guide

The GMOPN’s new Participation Guide reflects wide-ranging discussions and makes recommendations to ensure good participation for older people in relation to attitude, process and practicalities. 

The report and recommendations will be used to inform future participation opportunities delivered by the GMOPN and shared with organisations working with or wanting to engage with older people to ensure that people are engaged with on their own terms and in a meaningful way.

To view the report click here. To view a summay of the findings, click here. 

Insights and Recommendations booklet

The GMOPN are really pleased to be launching their new booklet which brings together all of the recommendations that they have developed from their events and reports, reflecting the views and priorities of older people in Greater Manchester. 

Please do share the booklet to spread the positive work that the Network has done so far and help the voices of older people to continue to have influence and impact. If you would like hard copies of the booklet, please contact [email protected] or telephone Liz or Victoria on 0161 834 9823. 

To view the booklet please click here.

Ageing Better celebration event

In July, members of the GM Older People’s network attended the Ageing Better Celebration, hosted by Age Better in Sheffield, and entirely co-produced with older people.  The Network hosted a well-received workshop, and were delighted with the opportunity to hear about all the fantastic work that is happening across the country and to share ideas with other Ageing Better programmes.

Equalities Board supported by LGBT Foundation

Equalities Board August meeting

When: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Where: LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

Please let Hannah know if you are interested on [email protected] or 03453 30 30 30, ext. 310. If you’re interested in joining the Equalities Board, or want more information, please click here.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Job Opportunity: Lead Analyst in Evaluation and Ageing at the GMCA

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are looking for a Lead Analyst to deliver evaluations and act as a key liaison for the Ageing Hub and ageing strategic priorities.

Key areas of responsibility include the delivery of evaluations which primarily support the ageing agenda, but also help to embed evaluation techniques and practices across the team. This includes evaluation of the Ambition for Ageing programme, building on previous interim reporting, and providing a final evaluation of the full programme. You will also be providing recommendations of how learning from the AfA Programme can be implemented and working with partners to identify practical steps.

Click here for more information. 

Connecting communities and healthcare: Making social prescribing work for everyone

The National Lottery Community Fund’s new paper describes what they’ve learnt from their grant-holders who are piloting or scaling social prescribing, or who provide services as part of existing schemes. They share experiences and offer inspiration for anyone thinking of designing, improving or expanding social prescribing schemes.

Click here to read the report online.

Unlocking the longevity economy for Greater Manchester – Interim findings

This report sets out the interim findings of research by the International Longevity Centre UK, in partnership with the GM Ageing Hub, into the nature of economic opportunities of ageing, and how GM’s innovation infrastructure and other key stakeholders can best respond to them. The report considers both:

  • The opportunity within GM to capitalise on the growing 50+ consumer market, and
  • The opportunity for GM to develop new products and services to meet the needs of an ageing society, and so support economic growth and prosperity.

Click here to read it online.

What’s next for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester?

The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group have developed a draft policy paper that sets out a long term ambition for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester (GM). It describes a future role equal to those of the state and business, what VCSE organisations can offer GM people and communities and what would need to be done to enable it. Let us know if it describes a meaningful way forward for all by taking part in the consultation or completing the online survey.

Read more and participate

Free Employer Workshop: Adapting recruitment methods to attract diverse young people

GMCVO-led youth employment programme, Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent, are delighted to announce a series of free employer workshops. HR leads, talent managers, employment / recruitment professionals and SMEs are invited to come along to their first workshop. Discover some easy-to-implement changes that will open up opportunities for young people with limited experience of the workplace and learn how to tap into the diverse skill sets of this under-utilised talent pool.

To find out more or to book your place, click here.

Be Clear Remove Fear: Employers invited to take part in GM’s Hidden Talent accessible recruitment workshops

Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent‘s Youth Panel (comprised of young people with barriers to employment) are looking for employers to volunteer for the free Be Clear, Remove Fear workshops. In these, they review the accessibility credentials of entry level job advertisements, recruitment websites and recruitment processes. To find out more please contact[email protected]

Request for information for the study ‘Driverless cars, taxis and buses for older adults’ mobility’

Participate in a study of driverless vehicles in a one to one interview regarding your everyday activities and the way you travel to them.

For more information, please contact Lamprini Papafoti on [email protected] or 07874 360091

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Date of next edition: 9th September 2019