Your views on our Greater Manchester Age-friendly Strategy 2023-2033

Closed 28 Jul 2023

Opened 19 May 2023


The GM Ageing Hub will be refreshing the Greater Manchester Age-friendly Strategy in 2023. At the start of 2023, we focussed on engagement with stakeholders and experts across the city region, and now we want to hear from a range of other people across Greater Manchester. 

The refreshed Strategy will give an overview of current demographic trends, as well as the key challenges and opportunities for Greater Manchester in becoming an exemplar age-friendly city region. This is based on our analysis of data, including but not limited to the 2021 Census, and the knowledge we have gained from programmes led by the GM Ageing Hub and its partners. We are proposing structuring the strategy around four core themes:

Work and Money: Increasing access to reskilling, employment support and age-friendly employers; engaging older people in the discovery and innovation of digital technology; increased awareness of benefit entitlements and ensuring financial security in retirement​

Places: Build and scale approaches to Ageing in Place; create age-friendly homes and transport; regeneration of high streets and town centres, the night-time economy and creative and cultural opportunities​

Ageing Well: Increasing access to preventative services and mental health support; continue to embed delivery of active ageing; Falls Collaborative and other recommendations of the Falls Prevention report​

​Working Together: Grow the Greater Manchester ageing eco-system ​with new partnerships & distributed leadership, and raise the voices and diverse experiences of people in mid- and later life.

The strategy will also reflect other cross-cutting priorities, including the climate emergency, community safety, gender-based violence, and economic growth. It will also shine a light on how discrimination and marginalisation influences people's experience of later life, and how an equalities lens can improve equity in ageing in GM. 

Why your views matter

It is vital that we ensure the strategy reflects the challenges and opportunities that people living and working in Greater Manchester are facing or hearing from their communities. We also want to make sure it reflects and celebrates the work that is already happening in the city region to improve the lives of older people and adapt to an ageing population. We will do our best to cite all relevant examples of local work, and commitments to future action.


  • General public
  • Businesses
  • Community, voluntary sector and social enterprises
  • Academics
  • Public sector partners
  • GMCA and GMFRS staff


  • Combined Authority
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Ageing
  • Equalities
  • Culture
  • Digital
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Apprenticeships
  • Green
  • Healthy lives and quality care
  • Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
  • Violent crime
  • Substance misuse
  • Police budget
  • Fire safety
  • Victims and witnesses of crime
  • Transport
  • Community cohesion