Community of learning - workshop one

Experiences of co-production to support meaningful engagement with older people, learnings from the Greater Manchester Active Ageing Programme.

If you work with older people, join us as we bring back to life the findings from the Greater Active Ageing programme. The £1 Million Sport England funded programme explored new ways of working to engage over 55’s in physical activity, with a key emphasis on the learnings so that this can be shared to support others across Greater Manchester and beyond.

This will be the first of a series of workshops, showcasing the learnings under a range of themes, with localities sharing their stories and approach. The theme for our first workshop will be 'Co-production supporting meaningful engagement with older people’.


Introduction to workshop one - Overview of the impact of Covid-19 on older people and the key things we need to consider: Beth Mitchell, Active Ageing Lead, GreaterSport

‘Co-design supports meaningful engagement’ -presentation of the findings from the programme: Beth Mitchell, Active Ageing Lead, GreaterSport.

Active Ageing programme case study from Bury - Shelley Caulfield, Exercise Referral Lead for BEATS, Bury Council.

Active Ageing programme case study from Salford - Andrea Whelan, Inspiring Communities Together, Development worker for Older People.

Breakout rooms - Discussion to share learning on the following;

  • How have you engaged older adults in co-design?
  • What worked?
  • What did you learn?
  • What would you change?
  • Impact of Covid...

Overview and close - Beth Mitchell, Active Ageing Lead, GreaterSport.

Session details

Time: 10am-11:15am

Date: Thursday 17th June

Platform: Zoom

Upon registering for the session through the form below you will receive an email with the meeting link and a calendar invite which you can then use to join the workshop. Please ensure you retain this email or calendar invite to be able to join on the day. If you don't receive an email, please email [email protected]. Please note, this session will be recorded.

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