Greater Manchester Active Ageing programme: Evaluation workshop

The Event

Join us as we explore the findings from the Greater Manchester (GM) Active Ageing programme presented by our evaluation partner, the University of Manchester.

What is the Greater Manchester Active Ageing Programme?

The GM Active Ageing programme was a £1 Million pound programme funded by Sport England to explore new ways of working to engage over 55s in physical activity. A series of pilots were developed across 8 of the 10 localities within GM; Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford.

The purpose of the session: Bringing people together to share the key learnings of the programme along with the future direction of Active Ageing for Greater Manchester.

Event details

Time: 10am-12pm

Date: Monday 16th November

Platform: Zoom

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


Introduction and overview of the workshop Beth Mitchell, Active Ageing Lead, GreaterSport

Nicola Waterworth, GM Ageing Hub & Centre for Ageing Better

  • GM Age-Friendly Strategy and Recovery Plan
  • The Centre for Ageing Better’s priority goal on Healthy Ageing

Tom Burton, Sport England

  • Overview of Active Ageing programme–Objectives and approach
  • New Sport England Strategy: a 10-year approach and focus on tackling inequalities

Prof David French & Amy Davies, University of Manchester

  • Aims and objectives of the programme
  • Key quantitative & qualitative findings
  • What do the findings tell us? (Recommendations)

Angela Martin (MCRactive) & Ross McGuigan (Life Leisure, Stockport) & Gareth Ball (Age UK Stockport)

  • Overview of each pilot
  • What did we want to learn from our approach?
  • Key successes and challenges

Beth Mitchell, GreaterSport

  • What is the future of Active Ageing in GM?

NB: This session will be recorded on Zoom to be shared after the event. If you do not want your screen to feature in the video, please ensure your camera is turned off.


This will be to support attendees to build connections and network after the event

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