Ambition for Ageing eBulletin

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Welcome to the latest issue of our e-bulletin which contains all the latest updates from Ambition for Ageing and our partners, and other ageing related news and events. Among the items in this edition are:-

Apply now for up to £2,000 – deadline 26th July
Do you have an idea for a community project for older people in Wigan North ?

Stronger Together: A new co-production toolkit
 We are delighted to launch Stronger Together – Ageing Better’s co-production toolkit – co-created by the 14 national Ageing Better programmes across England, including Ambition for Ageing

New newsletter: ‘Have your say in research’
As part of the Network’s ongoing collaboration with the University of Manchester, the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network is sharing a focused quarterly newsletter detailing various opportunities for older people to participate in studies and research as experts by experience. 

Back in the Closet
Shedding light on the experiences of older LGBT people in housing schemes, a virtual exhibition of ‘Back in the Closet’ artworks is now available to view now

Volunteers wanted for the Pride in Ageing Advisory Group 
The Pride in Ageing Advisory Group brings together a group of representatives from different backgrounds who are aged over 50 from LGBT communities in Greater Manchester.

New report: COVID-19 and Social Exclusion: Experiences of older people living in areas of multiple deprivation
This new report emphasises the importance of developing a community-centred approach in Covid-19 recovery planning, with the views of older people placed centre stage

GMCVO announces new CEO and repositioning of core business
Following a strategic review, Ambition for Ageing host GMCVO recently announced an upcoming change in leadership and organisational focus.

Age+ – George House Trust
Age+ is a project for people over the age of 55 who are living with HIV.

Living Longer: Older workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
A new report from the Office of National Statistics gives an overview of the demographic and economic characteristics of older workers aged 50 years and over prior to the coronavirus pandemic and how the impact of the pandemic on older workers has varied, based on these characteristics

GM Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement end of programme evaluation
The GM Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement programme, led by GMCVO is due to come to an end in September 2021.

Ageing Better: Addressing loneliness for those living in sheltered housing
Thursday 22nd July, Online
This digital event will explore the learning that the 6 year Ageing Better programme has gathered through its work with older people living in sheltered accommodation.

Social enterprise support – online drop in sessions
Does your social enterprise, community business or charity work to support individuals, communities or businesses in Greater Manchester?
GMCVO’s social enterprise team are inviting you to a weekly drop-in session for social enterprises, community businesses and trading charities to discuss your questions and support needs.

Peer Networks programme for VCSE leaders
The Growth Company are encouraging VCSE leaders to sign up to their Peer Networks programme. The fully funded programme gives participants the opportunity to learn from peers, discuss ideas, work through challenges in small online group sessions led by a professional facilitator. There is also access to one-to-one mentoring, coaching or advice for those that want it.

Developing Trauma Responsive Communities VCSE Grants
GMCVO, with funding from GMCA, have launched a grants programme to fund work that will be part of the development of a Greater Manchester Trauma Responsive and Adverse Childhood Experience Framework. The aim being to create a coordinated approach to reduce individual and community exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma.

Understanding Anxiety in Older Adults from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
This study aims to explore how people aged 65+, from different cultural backgrounds, understand anxiety, and how their understanding affects the way they cope with it and the way they seek medical advice. Email: [email protected] or call: 07716899787

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