Happy Older People (HOP) is a network which promotes age-friendly arts participation.

Happy Older People brings together:

Older people


Cultural organisations
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Health and social care providers

Housing associations

Community groups

Transport providers

Volunteering organisations

We aim to create new partnerships and connections between organisations in the Liverpool City Region, making a difference to older people who may be isolated and lonely, who simply want to try something new or go somewhere different. We hope that HOP will be a catalyst for a more age-friendly arts offer across the city.

HOP holds quarterly network meetings, giving all of our members a chance to get together, meet new people, find out about each other’s work and share news and information.

Find out more about our vision, values and aims.

Small grants

HOP Pot small grants funding may be available for local organisations who want to work together to break down barriers which prevent older people from taking part in the arts.

For more information about HOP Pot funding click here.

Get involved

It’s really easy to join the growing HOP network. Click here to find out more about what it means to be a HOP member.

Featured Posts

#DoYouSeeMe campaign


Age UK Mid Mersey launched the #DoYouSeeMe? campaign last year in conjunction with students from Cronton Sixth Form College in Widnes. The campaign, which is backed by partners across the City Region, seeks... Read More

HOP event online – 1 October 2020


Join us for our International Day of Older Persons Celebration Day  1 October, 10am – 3.15pm   We’re pleased to be able to share the full line-up for our special, virtual, online celebration to mark... Read More

Acorns to Oaks poem


We’re delighted to be able to share a poem created by Travelled Companions. Leila Chebbi said: “Following on from our ‘Acorns to Oaks’ work which we obviously aren’t able to continue due to not... Read More