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Welcome to the Elders Council website.  Our special feature this month is:

Active Voices ....

The Elders Council, together with WEA, recently organised a six-week course about civic engagement called Active Voices and an Elders Council trustee was asked to take part. She reflects on her experience  read more ...

 

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Older People Working for Older People...

The Elders Council is a group of people who are interested in having a say about how to make Newcastle a great city in which to grow old. We do this in a variety of ways - peer research, arts projects, focus groups and regular meetings with service providers and policymakers.

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Featured Projects

Future Homes Project


Would you like to be part of an exciting project to design housing for people of all ages that will stand the test of time? We are looking for lively minded people aged 50+ to participate in workshops where you will work alongside architects and other experts to help design brand new demonstration housing. The plan is to locate the new housing next to Science Central.

This is a really ambitious project and the final designs will incorporate new ways of thinking about housing design; energy systems and technology.

The workshops will be informal. You don’t need to be a specialist! You DO need to have an enquiring mind and to be willing to talk and listen share your ideas.

Elders Council of Newcastle is privileged to be a partner in this ground breaking project. Future Homes Newcastle is a partnership of organisations who are leaders in their field. We have come together to test out new ideas which we believe will influence housing design worldwide.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us on this unique and exciting journey. Places are limited and preference will be given to people who are able to attend the following four workshops:

• Monday 19 June 2.00–4.30pm
• Monday 24 July 2.00–4.30pm
• Monday 21 August 2.00–4.30pm
• Monday 25 September 2.00–4.30pm

All the workshops will be held in a city centre venue. Transport can be provided if required.

To apply, please complete the attached application form (click here).

For further information contact [email protected] or call 0191 208 2701.

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