We (the Elders Council, with Quality of Life Partnership and Northumbria and Newcastle Universities) had a series of public conversations with people aged 50 years and over who live in Fenham/Wingrove area of Newcastle.
We really wanted to know what people think is good about their neighbourhood, and how it could be improved to better meet their needs in the future.
We held three public conversations with around 25 people during May. At the first two events, we asked people to share their experiences, opinions and ideas about their home and their neighbourhood. At the last event, we worked with Skimstone Arts, a local arts organisation, to produce a play to illustrate some of the ideas that have come out of the conversations. This play, and the other feedback we got during the public conversations, will be shared with around 80 people working in professional and voluntary organisations at future events, to make sure what we've found out together is heard by the right people.
We hope our future conversations will help us to get a better understanding of the range of activity and support available in Fenham/Wingrove, and also help us to raise important issues about what needs to happen in the future with people working in housing, care and health in later life.
On Friday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Elders Council is delighted to welcome representatives from Tolent and Newcastle City Council talking about their Newcastle Annuity Project which is building 148 new homes for older people in the West End. If you would like to come please contact: [email protected] or call 0191 208 2701.
It has taken us a while to arrange a convenient date with Tolent, so I do hope you will be able to support this event and promote it to others who may be interested in older people’s housing.
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