Age Friendly Wythenshawe – resident recruitment and promotion

Age Friendly Wythenshawe – resident recruitment and promotion

To bring local older residents together and recruiting for involvement in local activities

Benefit of health networks

Age-friendly networks in local communities ensure good practice and good ideas are circulated from one area to another, and that all areas promote the idea of an age-friendly city. Taking part in the network empowers each member of the community to have greater control in their own health care.


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

Project team


Age Friendly Wythenshawe


Age Friendly Wythenshawe would like to recruit more active residents to become a key part of the long-term growth of the network. In order to do this, we would like to encourage some local gatherings of older residents to talk about what’s going on for them in their community and to feed into the main Age Friendly Wythenshawe meeting which takes place every month.

We would also like to recruit people who are happy to attend the main network meetings on a regular basis.


This video received 896 views on Facebook however we did not receive any interest from this video. Ideally we would like to upload regular videos to catch people’s attention, however finding residents who are willing to do this has been challenging. The network continue to push this promotion but is limited by time and capacity.

This will be part of the action plan for 2021.

Strategic links to local/national policies



Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Helping people age well

Taking Control of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester

Empowers people to take charge of their health

NHS Long Term Plan 2019

Enables people to live independently as they grow older

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Creating an age-friendly city

Manchester Population Health Plan

Research/evidence base

Mantovani et al (2017) Engaging communities to improve mental health in African and Afro-Caribbean groups: the role of wellbeing champions Health & Social Care in the Community 25 (1) 167-176

NESTA – By us, for us: the power of co-design and co-delivery

NIHR – Improving community health networks for people with severe mental illness


Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker

T. 0161 271 0582

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