Ambition for Ageing aims to create places that are age-friendly and empower people to live fulfilling lives as they age.
This project continues for another year, building on successful age-friendly communities work across Greater Manchester. Although our small investment programme has finished, we are continuing to work towards more age-friendly communities in Oldham.
Greater Manchester is the UK’s first age-friendly city region, as recognised by the
World Health Organization.
The Ambition for Ageing project vision was to:
- connect communities and people through the creation of relationships.
- help to create places that are age-friendly and that will empower people to live fulfilling lives as they age.
- embrace the celebration of age, creating the opportunity for people to contribute to the ageing agenda, offering choice and helping them to make more and better connections so that they can live fulfilling lives in their communities.
In Oldham we worked in three ward areas: Alexandra, Crompton and Failsworth West, working with community groups, individuals and businesses from these areas to help us create more age-friendly communities, find out the best ways to reduce social isolation and reach more people aged 50+.
Through the 5-year project we approved a series of small investments, investing in the 3 ward areas:
Our decision-making panels, made up of local people aged 50+, approved over 150 small projects, investing a total of £208,397!