Greater Manchester and Manchester BME Network Joint Networking event

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Time: 10.00am – 1pm    

Location: GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ


09:30 - 10:00 Registration, refreshments, networking

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome, Introduction and Update

Atiha Chaudry, Chair of GMBME Network

10:10 - 10:40 Keynote address - Cllr Rishi Shori, Leader of Bury Council and Lead on People for GM Mayor                                       

10:40 - 11:30 Living well in later life  

Speakers  Paul McGarry, Head of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

Ambition for Ageing Programme Team, GMCVO                                                                                                  

11:30 - 11:45 Refreshments and networking

11:45 - 12:45  Information and consultation sessions

  • Looking for Funding and resources?

Stuart Vaughan, Macc    

  • Ambition for Ageing - the programme now and for the future  


  • Dementia and BME Communities

Adil Javed, Alchemy Arts

  • Sport and Physical Activity for BME communities and 50+ 

Heath Cole Manchester City Council         

12:45 - 13:00  Information Exchange

Mark Rasburn, Public Involvement Programme

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & networking [food prepared by Community Organisations]