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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001

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Developing age-friendly policies for cities: strategies, challenges and reflections

Developing age-friendly policies for cities: strategies, challenges and reflections

(p.231) Twelve Developing age-friendly policies for cities: strategies, challenges and reflections
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Paul McGarry

Policy Press

Chapter 12 charts the evolution of the Age-Friendly Manchester programme and, more broadly, explores how the UK government’s ageing policies and strategies have developed since the late 1990s, highlighting four distinctive periods of nationally led activity relating to older people. It goes on to consider how the subsequent development of the age-friendly approach in Manchester has enabled a range of actors, notably local government agencies, to develop ageing programmes in the absence of national leadership. It discusses the City’s involvement in expanding its programme into an ambitious city-regional approach to age-friendly urban development, the first of its kind in the UK. The chapter demonstrates the potential for stimulating age-friendly initiatives at a local and regional level whilst at the same time highlighting the pressures facing urban authorities at a time of economic austerity.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Urbanisation, Ageing policy, Social exclusion, Coproduction, Community empowerment, Age-Friendly Manchester

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