Manchester City Council

People & communities Age-Friendly Manchester


Age-Friendly Manchester Older People's Charter

The Older People's Forum event on 1st October saw the launch of the Age-Friendly Manchester Older People's Charter.  We want to make our city a better place to grow older and in turn improve the lives of older people and the Charter reinforces the principles required to make this happen. 

We are now working hard to ensure the charter is understood and recognised by individuals, communities, organisations and businesses across Manchester and in turn that the principles within the charter are adopted.

You can download a copy of the Charter using the link below.  If you'd like a hardcopy to display, please contact Tim Keeley on or (0161) 219 6759.

Strategy Consultations

The Age-Friendly Manchester (AFM) Older People's Board has provided official responses to two recent consultations: the Manchester Strategy and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Vision 2040.  The AFM Older People’s Board discussed the draft strategies at two formal meetings, and also consulted with the city’s Older People’s Forum.  The Forum comprises over 100 registered members, including residents and service providers.

Further information regarding the Manchester Strategy can be found here:

Further information regarding the TfGM ‘Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040: Our Vision’ is available here:

Community Alarm Service

The Community Alarm Service provides a range of 24/7 services to support older people and help them to remain independent in their own homes.  If help is needed an older person can press their community alarm pendant, which will immediately open a telecommunications link with an operator in the Control Room. Where necessary, an appropriate home visit would then be arranged  including if needed ambulance, police or n fire service. For more information about the service or for details about viewing the Annual Report contact Donna Conway on 0161 273 2574.

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

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual older people report available

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

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