Rising to the challenge in Greater Manchester

Date: 20/09/2021
Author: Terri Torevell
Company: Age UK Manchester

Throughout the pandemic, local Greater Manchester’s Age UKs have risen to the challenge to deliver essential services to local older people in our communities, providing vital support to meet the many challenges of Covid-19. Existing services were adapted overnight to meet increased or new demand for support from people who often had no one else to turn.

Covid-19 has uncovered the previously hidden level of need in our communities and the demand for our support is not likely to reduce anytime soon. In a region that has long been at the forefront of social change, our region’s challenging picture of ageing has made it clear that we must do things differently to improve later life and empower people to age well.

As restrictions ease and we all reflect on the last 18 months, Greater Manchester’s Age UKs are planning for a future that ensures the increased awareness of the need for high-quality care, support and opportunities for older people is not forgotten. They are joining together to encourage community minded neighbours to join one of our nine individual, local boards.

Each partner is seeking individuals who are passionate about their cause, willing and able to devote the necessary time and effort to the organisation, able to think creatively and speak their mind, and willing to take on the responsibilities of these critical roles.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a trustee, join us for ‘Make a difference: Help us shape the future’ on 28 September. At this online session, you’ll find out more about Greater Manchester’s Age UKs, hear from sitting Trustees and have opportunities to ask any questions you might have.

You can register to attend the event here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-a-difference-help-us-shape-the-future-tickets-169427067921

If you’re not able to attend ‘Make a difference: Help us shape the future’ but are still interested in finding out about becoming a Trustee, you are encouraged contact your local Age UK in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan Borough, directly.

Be a part of our vision to ensure everyone in Greater Manchester has the opportunity to enjoy later life by becoming a trustee.