Salford has a local population of over 12,500 residents and a significantly ageing population with nearly 4000 older people.
What is Ambition for Ageing?
Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Ageing Better Programme to reduce social isolation of older people. The Greater Manchester programme aims to create more 'Age Friendly Cities' and empower people to live fulfilling lives as they age. This is led by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation over 5 years.
What is an Age Friendly City?
Age Friendly Cities' are communities where ageing is not a barrier to living well and where the environment, activities and services support and enable people of all ages to live an active and healthy life and stay connected to friends and those they love.
View our Ambition for Ageing Booklet to see some of the exciting projects around Salford.
"I'm amazed how my life has changed since I became involved with Ambition for Ageing. It has made me realise how valuable older people can be in society and we clearly have a purpose and a part to play in making our region a btter place in which to live that will benefit future generations."
Susan Mottram, Volunteer and Ambition for Ageing Champion.
In Langworthy, 45 people have joined the Neighbourhood Network.
The Ambition for Ageing Project enables local older people to come together and contribute more actively to their community. If you would like to get involved, develop a project or group or you would like to find out about funding, follow this link for more information about how you can get involved in the Ambition for Ageing Project..