This group meets about six times per year and has a programme of work on assessing older person friendly environments.
Using a checklist based on members views on what is important to older people, members of the working group have carried out systematic assessments of Newcastle City Centre, Parks and Recreation Areas and Supermarkets. In 2013 the group carried out assessments of the District Centres in Newcastle. Copies of the reports are available in the Publications section as well as listed below.
If you would like to join the working group, contact the Co-ordinator, [email protected] or telephone 0191 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.