The Elders Council Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the work of the organisation.
The Board is made up of 12 trustees who are elected by the membership at the Annual General meeting.The Board meets monthly. In addition to receiving reports from co-ordinators on the project work, the Board ensures that the Elders Council is represented at key meetings in the city, such as the Age Friendly City Group. Board members also participate in a range of meetings such as Policy Cabinets hosted by Newcastle City Council and an annual meeting with the City Treasurer to discuss the Budget proposals.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member, contact Maureen Tinsley on [email protected] or call 235 9905.
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.