+ Current Projects
Our working groups are constantly campaigning in the areas of housing, health and social care, transport and equality, but we always have other major projects going on too. These include:
+ Housing Options Research Project
The aim of the research was to examine the housing options information for older people provided by each of the local authorities in Greater Manchester, with particular focus on older co-researchers’ experiences.
The project was led by Greater Manchester Older People’s Network in partnership with Care & Repair England and with support from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Eight members of GMOPN’s Housing and Neighbourhoods working group took part in the project as co-researchers. The project received funding from British Society of Gerontology’s The Averil Obsorne Award.
+ Mental Health campaign
The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network is currently working with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to develop a campaign focusing on older people’s mental health, specifically addressing issues around self-harm and suicide.
+ This is What an Activist Looks Like
International Day of Older Persons was on 1st October and to celebrate, the GMOPN teamed up with Talking about My Generation to launch a new campaign called This is What an Activist Looks Like. The campaign featured older and younger activists in their communities and showed how generations are working together to tackle climate change.
+ Healthy Ageing Research + Older People - Working Together: Collaborating to Inform Policy and Practice
The Network works with Manchester University, specifically the Applied Research Collaboration and the Healthy Ageing Research Group, to help develop innovative research projects that will directly improve patient care and treatment for older people.
+ Old Frame New Picture
The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network Old Frame New Picture Campaign is designed to challenge the negative and stereotyped ways that older people are often represented in the media, as vulnerable or frail, something that has become even more prevalent during the pandemic. This campaign is the result of a long-term project designed and developed by our network members to challenge negative assumptions about and representations of older people.