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

Elders Council members have been developing our facebook page, with more information about what the organisation is doing and links to other interesting events and snippets of information which we think our members will find of interest.  Take a look and let us know what you think.  You can also find out more about our radio programme - Older Voices - by finding us on

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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

Getting By with a Little Help: exploring alternative models of care and support at home

As older people, we know that social care is in urgent need of reform with fewer people getting the help they might need to remain independent at home.  A group of Elders Council members set out to explore alternative models of care and support.  Their findings are available in a report in the Reports section of the website.  Elders Council is now discussing the findings with Newcastle City Council and others in the hope that more innovative models of care will be offered in the city. 

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