We will be working with others to build small community networks. These will be focused around connecting older people to each other and to local organisations. We aim to find out what’s most important to older people in those areas, work together to make best use of our local resources and to improve information sharing.
Read our Age Friendly Neighbourhoods Report about the events and conversations we ran during spring 2022.
This August we are working with Unfolding Theatre to run storytelling, music and creative writing week of workshops for people aged 50+. Unfolding have been running taster sessions with groups in our Neighbourhood areas. Click here for further details. This project has been funded by the National Lottery Awards for All grant.
Small Sparks Grants for Byker, Walker and West Fenham
We have launched a small sparks grants programme that will support community action, events and activities in those areas that create and improve social links.
We’d also like to work with other organisations to set up “community builders” courses for people over 50 who are interested in developing their skills and confidence in connecting people within their own communities.
If you live in Byker, Walker or West Fenham and have an idea that would get people together and make your area more age friendly and a great place to live as your grow older then please get in touch with Clare at the Elders Council on 0191 2082701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This funding for the neighbourhood work and small sparks has been has been made available through Newcastle City Council’s Collaborative Newcastle partnerships with health supporting Being Well in Communities: Newcastle Neighbourhoods activity programme.
Let’s make our local neighbourhoods great places to grow older!
Elders Council are working at a neighbourhood level this year in 3 areas of Newcastle – Byker, Walker and West Fenham.