Older People’s Forums in Newcastle
Getting the voice and views of older people heard in Newcastle
The Elders Council is the older people’s forum in Newcastle. It is a voluntary organisation run by and for older people in Newcastle. They work to get the voice and views of older people heard in our city.
What do the Elders Council of Newcastle do?
The Elders Council has an active membership. They gather the views of older people in Newcastle to make sure that the views of the over 50s are taken into account by decision-makers in Newcastle. They influence policy and organise events and projects that raise issues affecting older people.
The Elders Council is a partner in Newcastle’s Age Friendly City initiative where we are working with key organisations in the city such as Newcastle City Council, University of Newcastle, University of Northumbria, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and Age UK Newcastle on making Newcastle a good place in which to grow old.
They share information with members of the Elders Council through:
- a bi monthly newsletter
- a monthly radio show on NE1FM
- their Annual General Meeting
- outreach sessions in the community
How can I join?
It is free to join the Elders Council if you live in Newcastle
As a member you will receive the regular newsletter either via post or email. You will then also have the opportunity to get involved in projects, seminars, focus groups and events that the Elders Council organise.
If you are interested in participating in projects and having your say about services and issues in Newcastle please contact the Elders Council or check on their website to find out about their current work programme.
Have your say – get involved
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved, share your knowledge and expertise, and work towards improving life for older people now and in the future. . These include the:
- Dementia Project – understanding how to make our communities more dementia-friendly
- Bridging the Gaps – finding solutions to loneliness and isolation
- Pass It On – a peer signposting programme
- Transport and Highways Group
- Older Person Friendly City Group
- Health and Social Care Group
- Elders Council Newsletter Editorial Team
- Everyone’s Tomorrow Today – Radio Show
If you are interested in getting involved please contact the Elders Council of Newcastle (Older People’s Forum)
Last updated: February 10, 2017