Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods

We are a partnership making Manchester a great place to grow older.

We are engaging communities, organisations and individuals with research, design and structural support to grow stronger together and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

This website is a work in progress, and will be added to as the project develops.

What we're doing

Project Background

MAFN is based at Manchester Metropolitan University, in the School of Architecture. We specialise in community-engaged research practice, and have had our research described as "world class" by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Find out more about our academic background, and how we are connected to the World Health Organisation's Age-Friendly Cities programme.


Action Plans

We're working on publishing all our findings in an accessible, useful way, enabling people to come together to understand the problems facing their areas.

From these plans we then make changes together on a variety of scales to make our neighbourhoods more Age Friendly.



We're setting up a revolutionary shared calendar to help organisations promote their events better, and make it easier to find out about things happening right near you.

This project emerged to fill a community need as a direct result of our research. It is funded by CityVerve and supported by Manchester City Council.


Neighbourhoods we work in

We are currently working in the following four areas, and are looking to expand to more places as the project grows.

Hulme and Moss Side

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Miles Platting New!

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Your area?

We'd love to work with more areas across Greater Manchester.

Get in touch to find out how we can work together.