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[Report] The role of faith-based organisations in developing age-friendly communities

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The role of faith-based organizations in developing age-friendly communities

A policy innovation partnership between public agencies and faith-based organizations in Greater Manchester.

Faith-based spaces are important community assets. They are a critical form of social infrastructure and often already provide important services to older people. Yet they have limited formal engagement with the age-friendly cities agenda. By working closely with Age-Friendly Manchester through a secondment scheme, this project explores the overlap of healthy ageing and faith in the context of age-friendly cities.

It investigates how older people are using and shaping faith spaces; how they enact cultural heritage in these spaces; and how intersecting aspects such as ethnicity, gender, social class, inform their participation.

The final report from this research is available here: Developing Age-Friendly Communities to Support Healthy Ageing: the role of faith spaces as social infrastructure.

  • By

    Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group (MUARG)

  • Published

    May 17, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
    • General Health and Wellness
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports
    • Impact Stories


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