Would you like to be part of an exciting project to design housing for people of all ages that will stand the test of time?

Future Homes Project

Elders Council is proud to be a partner in Future Homes - a cross sector partnership of Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, industry partners, voluntary and community organisations engaged in a co-design process to develop housing which is fit for the future. The aim of Future Homes is to develop attractive and affordable homes which respond to the challenges of demographic and climate change and urban sustainability. We have development finance through our partner, Karbon Homes, to develop new models of housing on Helix (subject to planning permission) which will combine modular building ideas, low energy systems, digital technology and flexible design to provide homes suitable for people at any stage in their lives.

In Autumn 2017 Elders Council hosted a series of workshops with older people to contribute to the co-design process. The workshops were interesting and challenging in equal measure. 

Future Homes has established a Community Interest Company to take forward the learning from the project. Elders Council is a partner in the Future Homes Alliance www.futurehomesalliance.com.



So we know you will never be old, but just in case can we talk about it?

Do you want to use your time differently? Are you looking for ways to manage changes in your life? Would you like to get more involved in your local community? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, our Active Voices course is just the thing for you. In a series of informal sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore these questions with others. People who have taken part in previous courses have really enjoyed them and reported that they feel more confident about taking up new opportunities. The course will run for 6 weeks starting on Thursday 7th March 10.30 am – 2.00 pm (light lunch included). And it’s FREE! To book your place, contact [email protected] or call 0191 208 2701.