The Ageing in Place Pathfinder is working in eight neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester to test new ways of supporting older people to live well for longer with better health and connections in their local community. In these neighbourhoods older people will lead the way on deciding how best to invest in ways that link their needs as they age to the community in which they live.
The Pathfinder will help recovery from the impact of Covid-19 and bring additional support during the cost-of-living crisis. The work aims to reduce levels of social isolation and improve people’s health and general wellbeing, with a focus on older people living alone. Working within areas of deprivation and with marginalised communities to understand how we can tackle inequalities in later life, be more inclusive and provide a greater range of opportunities in communities.
We are delivering the pathfinder project in Charlestown and Pendleton.