Ensuring equality and working with communities
Becoming an age friendly city
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.