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Becoming an age friendly city

Manchester City Council

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Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

In 2010 Manchester City Council joined 12 other cities across the world to found the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.  Manchester was the first UK member, a recognition of the commitment by the city to work with local agencies, residents and academics to create a ‘great place to grow older’. The programme now has over 700 cities, towns and other affiliated members, including in 2018, Greater Manchester, as the UK’s first city-region to get WHO recognition.