This event is jointly hosted by the GM Ageing Hub, University of Manchester and Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Council of Voluntary Organisations and the Greater Manchester BAME network.
We will hear from Professor Chris Phillipson on the findings of the research and the recommendations to address the significant inequalities experienced by groups of older people in Greater Manchester.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
• Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at The University of Manchester
• Patrick Vernon OBE, Associate Director, Centre for Ageing Better
• Cllr Jude Wells, Stockport Council and Deputy Portfolio Lead, Ageing and Equalities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Chair: Pam Smith, Chief Executive, Stockport Council and Lead Officer for Ageing and Equalities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
This event will support policy makers and practitioners across Greater Manchester to understand the experiences of inequality faced by groups of older people in Greater Manchester. There will be a focus on understanding the population health challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the physical and mental health impacts faced by older people to assist in developing recovery responses.
This event forms part of the Ageing Hub’s response and mobilisation in the light of the report, The Next Level: Good Lives for All in Greater Manchester from the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission.
This launch event forms part of plans to disseminate this research widely with stakeholders across Greater Manchester.