Age Friendly Positive imagesTo 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.
Wythenshawe (Northenden, Brooklands, Baguley, Sharston and Woodhouse Park)
Emma Farrell (buzz)
Kath Constable (local residents)
Marie Greenhalgh (Wythenshawe Good Neighbours)
Megan Brown (buzz)
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.
"I want to encourage other people to join and keep smiling"
This project is still in progress but we have started to collect some really positive images.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increasing community involvement
Socially connected communities
Building on individual and community assets
Supporting local economy
Improving employment prospects
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
Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 0161 271 0582
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