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

Elders Council has a longstanding interest in Housing and has been actively engaged in two exciting projects.

Doorbells - Dreaming for the Future is a performance which raises questions about how and where we live in later life and how we might live more connected lives.  A film of the performance is available on https://vimeo.com/289109651. 

Homes that help: A personal and professional perspective on home adaptations 

Elders Council is a partner in this research which explored the lived experiences of individuals who use home adaptations and the practitioners who work alongside them.  The research was commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better and the final report is available on their website https://ageing-better.org.uk/publications/homes-that-help.  

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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

Doorbells - Dreaming for the future


Doorbells - Dreaming for the Future is a performance which raises questions about how and where we live in later life and how we might live more connected lives. The first performance was held in March and was very well received. The lively post-show discussion gave the audience the opportunity to explore their own views on later life.  

Notes were taken of the discussions and analysed to start to draw out key issues for policy makers and practitioners. 

This project is a partnership between Elders Council, Skimstone Arts and Northumbria University. We plan to deliver more performances in the future. See the full report under Housing in the Reports Section of the website.

A film version of the performance is available on http://skimstone.org.uk/film/ and here https://vimeo.com/289109651

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Upcoming Events

Wellbeing for Life Session - Music for All

An informal get together. Our theme this month is Music for All.

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