Age Friendly Positive images

Age Friendly Positive images

To promote local older residents who are still active and doing positive things.

Benefit of promoting equality

Promoting equality and diversity helps build strong, trusting relationships within communities. People feel safe, less isolated and more able to actively contribute to decisions about the community. It can have positive impacts on employment and the local economy. Valuing diverse experiences can help develop unique and innovative solutions which are specific to the community. Workplaces that promote equality and diversity see increases in productivity, creativity, problem solving and revenue.

Location

Wythenshawe (Northenden, Brooklands, Baguley, Sharston and Woodhouse Park)

Project team

Emma Farrell (buzz)

Kath Constable (local residents)

Marie Greenhalgh (Wythenshawe Good Neighbours)

Megan Brown (buzz)

Aim

To promote local older residents who are still active and doing positive things.

We hope this will help to change to narrative and stereotypes of older people in Wythenshawe and across Manchester.

Testimonial

"I want to encourage other people to join and keep smiling"

Evaluation

This project is still in progress but we have started to collect some really positive images.

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Increasing community involvement

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Manchester Prevention Programme

Socially connected communities

Manchester Population Health Plan

Empowering residents

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Building on individual and community assets

Our Manchester Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Supporting local economy

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Improving employment prospects

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Legislation

The Equality Act 2010

The Human Rights Act 1998

Research/evidence base

Ambition for Ageing (2020) - A Toolkit for Inclusion in Practice

Community Toolbox - Building Inclusive Communities

Disability Rights UK (2014) - Inclusive communities: A research report

Good Things Foundation (2018) - How we build inclusive communities

Manchester City Council - Equality Objectives 2020 - 24

World Economics Foundation (2019) - The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming

Contact

Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Emma.farrell@gmmh.nhs.uk

T. 0161 271 0582


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