People and communities Our age-friendly work

Working with other organisations

We work closely with a range of organisations including universities and research institutes, voluntary and community groups, the health sector, housing providers and cultural organisations to help improve our understanding of how we can improve the quality of life for older people in our city.

  • Our Older People's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment explains in detail how we work with other Local Authorities, the community, voluntary sector and the NHS.

We work closely and help fund research with Manchester Institute for Collaboration on Research and Ageing (MICRA), promoting study on all aspects of ageing.  Based at The University of Manchester they have access to a network of over 1,200 academics, practitioners, policy makers and older people. 

Listed below are several pieces of work by MICRA that particularly relate to the Age-friendly Manchester work.

We work with Manchester School of Architecture (MSA), based at Manchester Metropolitan University, investigating the development of age-friendly cities and their Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods project ('Ambition for Ageing' Big Lottery funded) to improve the lives of older people.

We work with the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) and their Ambition for Ageing projects.

Please contact the Age-Friendly Manchester team for further information about our work, on

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