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.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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