Our ambitions and key themes
Our agenda over the next three years is to focus the evidence and recommendations of research and learning into practical outcomes, to influence local policy and practitioners and to drive forward tangible outputs that:
- Embed the knowledge, evidence and recommendations across Greater Manchester to drive changes to policy and standards, that is then translated into the delivery of new homes, improvement of existing homes and age-friendly neighbourhoods.
- Re-frame the narrative so older residents are viewed as citizens and an asset, with the ability and willingness to make choices that will shape their future lives, ‘valuable not vulnerable’.
- Build on our strengths as a unique evidence-based partnership, working across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the city region and with our strategic partner the Centre for Ageing Better and other partners such as Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN) and Care and Repair England to influence regional and national policy changes.
To deliver on this we have identified five key themes to frame our work over the next three years:
1. Embedding ageing in all our housing strategy and delivery
2. Resetting the conversation, ‘valuable not vulnerable’
3. Making an impact on the ground
4. Promoting ‘Improve or Move’
5. Celebrating homes and neighbourhoods that enable people to live well in later life
Re-frame the narrative so older residents are viewed as citizens and an asset, with the ability and willingness to make choices that will shape their future lives, ‘valuable not vulnerable’.