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Welcome to the Elders Council Website

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Take a look at our forthcoming events.  On 31st March we are holding a webinar featuring the film short Doorbells COVID 19.   Has lockdown made you think differently about your home?  If so, join us for this screening followed by a post show discussion exploring what makes it possible for us to make good decisions about where and how we live in later life. 

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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

Managing the Home Care Circus

'Managing the Home Care Circus' is the report on the Elders Council's investigation of older people's experiences of home care in Newcastle.  The investigation was done by older people for older people and presents key messages about how best we can prepare, seek and manage home care support.  We welcome your feedback on the report. 

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