Celebrating age-friendly communities
On Tuesday, 25 February, we held a special event to celebrate that Little Hulton has received the Age-Friendly Achievement Award with Merit from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester.
The event, held at supported housing scheme Streetgate, brought together around 30 tenants, partners and volunteers who had contributed to the challenge to showcase the best places to grow older in the region. There was music from ukulele band, the Streetgate Strummers, too who performed their first ever performance at the event.
Rebecca West, Community Development Manager from ForHousing who applied on behalf of the area, said: “We held the event to say a collective thank you to everyone for making it possible for Little Hulton to achieve age-friendly status. This was partnership working at its very best.
“Working collaboratively helps create inclusive environments where people of all ages can live their best possible life and feel happy, safe and healthy too.”
Little Hulton was one of 53 areas from across Greater Manchester to be recognised by the award scheme launched at the 2018 Festival of Ageing.
Ambition for Ageing, on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Ageing Hub, deliver the challenge. The aim is to improve older people’s quality of life by addressing the challenges of a rapidly growing older population and embrace opportunities for making communities age-friendly.
Representatives from ForHousing, Big Local, Age UK, Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church, Amblecote Gardens, Streetgate and Pennington Supported Housing Scheme, Streetgate Strummers, Salford City Council, Mature Moves, Call Inn Café Women With Wings and Peel Patches attended.