Miles Platting Community and Age Friendly Network (MP-CAN!)

Miles Platting Savers have brought together a network of groups made up of people from existing and more newly arrived groups within the area. Miles Platting Community Network are overcoming tensions sparked by regeneration by encouraging different groups to work together on local issues, identifying local priorities and and positive projects for neighbourhood improvement.

Download their vision report: A Vision for our Neighbourhood by Miles Platting Community Network .

Ageing Well in Place in Hulme

Ageing Well in Place in Hulme is an exciting and innovative partnership that was catalysed by tenants living at Hopton Court tower block in Hulme, working together with On Top of the World Project, CLASS, One Manchester housing association, and academics at the University of Manchester and Manchester School of Architecture. Tenants are now organised as Aquarius Savers which brings together representatives from across four tower blocks to take forward a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Model (NORC) for enabling older people to age well in the place they call home without having to relocate in later life. Read more below:

Download: Ageing Well in Place in Hulme

Download: Ageing Well in Place at Hopton Court

Inner City Exchange Manchester

Inner City Exchange Manchester is a network of community associtions, initiated by Community Savers in 2019, through which community groups from ten neighbourhoods across the city have come together to share experiences and ideas and support each other in their work.

People have shared stories about neighbourhood change over time, identified common strengths and challenges, and are now identifying shared priorities. Workshops have brought in external expertise on neighbourhood plans, community land trusts, and savings-based organising including presentations from the Muungano Alliance and Granby Four Streets community land trust in Liverpool.