Manchester City Council

People & communities Age-friendly Manchester


Manchester Strategy consultation

The Manchester Strategy has been through the City Council's Executive and the public consultation period is now running until 2nd October 2015. To have your say and to spread the word on the consultation across Manchester, go to:

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) consultation opportunity

TfGM have produced the ‘Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040: Our Vision’, which is out to consultation. It sets out a vision for the transport network that Greater Manchester needs by 2040 to deliver 'World class connections that support long-term sustainable economic growth and access to opportunities for all'. The consultation on the vision runs until mid October. Transport is very important for older people so get involved! Here's the link to have your say:

Age-friendly urban design

The Age-friendly Manchester Design Group has identified their areas of focus for the next 12 months. These include age-friendly parks, age-friendly home design and age-friendly seating. To find out more about the work of the group, contact Patrick hanfling on or 0161 234 4188

AFM Older People's Charter update

Thanks to everyone who commented on the draft charter across May and June 2015.  The charter sets out the existing rights of older people to live in an age-friendly city. The AFM Older People's Board will be agreeing the charter on 17 July. The Board will then work on the planned launch of the Charter on 1 October 2015. Updates will be made in this news column! For more information contact Patrick Hanfling on

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual older people report available

This report has been produced by the Manchester LGBT Foundation and Manchester City Council.

Age-friendly Manchester Challenge 

Have you got an idea about you make the city a better place for older people? Contact Patrick Hanfling on or 0161 234 4188 to find out about the Age-friendly Manchester Challenge and how to make your pledge.   

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