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Ambition for Ageing aims to create places that are age-friendly and empower people to live fulfilling lives as they age.

The five-year project will help communities, businesses and public services work together to better understand what older people need and want. Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation was awarded over £10 million from the Big Lottery Fund for this project that aims to reduce the social isolation of older people in Greater Manchester.

The Ambition for Ageing project vision is 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 are working in three ward areas: Alexandra, Crompton and Failsworth West. The project is funded until the end of March 2020.

We would like to involve 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 people we are not already in contact with.

We can invest small amounts of money (up to £2,000) to support the community to bring to life some of their own ‘age-friendly’ project ideas.

Ambition for Ageing March Newsletter

Find out about what's been happening recently with Ambition for Ageing.

  • Asset maps

    We've collected information about some of the things that are happening in Alexandra, Crompton and Failsworth West and have put this information on maps of the area.

  • Age-friendly projects

    The term ‘age-friendly’ can cover a lot of different things.  We have funded over 70 small projects since Ambition for Ageing began.

  • Your ideas

    If you have a good idea about making your area more ‘age-friendly’, whether you’re an individual, a community group or a private business, you can ask us to invest in your idea.  

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer to help make your community more ‘age-friendly’. There are lots of ways you can get involved.

  • Community involvement

    It’s really important that people are involved deciding how our Ambition for Ageing investment money is spent.



Martin Morris,  Action Together
Telephone: 0161 339 2345


Teresa Griffiths, Age UK Oldham
Telephone: 0161 622 9267

Failsworth West

Martin Morris, Action Together
Telephone: 0161 339 2345

Project Co-ordinator

Nicola Shore, Age UK Oldham
Telephone: 0161 622 9257