Manchester City Council

People & communities Valuing Older People (VOP)

VOP Board

 The Valuing Older People Board is made up of older residents of Manchester who are one of the voices of older people in the city. The VOP Board has been running since 2004. They meet every 6 weeks, are constituted and have a variety of working groups looking at issues including Transport and Loneliness and Isolation.

The VOP Board is active in consultation and engagement within the city and get involved in range of issues such as budget consultations, changes to Council services and national campaigns. The Board produces an annual report which profiles their work.

The VOP Board works with the Age-friendly Manchester (AFM) Team to improve the quality of life for older people in Manchester.

 We are looking for new VOP Board members. The main requirements include being 50+ and a resident of the city of Manchester . To find out more, contact Patrick Hanfling on


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