The Elders Council has access to a great deal of information about services in the city. When we go out and about, we are conscious that a lot of older people have no idea about the range of services and opportunities that are available to them. Our 'Pass It On' group goes out to older people's groups and community events giving out information about the Elders Council and about key services and opportunities that are available to older people in the city.
If you would like to book a 'Pass It On' session, contact Lauren Hoy on [email protected] or call 235 9905.
Getting into the festive spirit has not stopped us from also looking at the serious matter of Newcastle City Council's Budget. Members of the Elders Council joined the Youth Council in attempting the Budget Simulation. After 2 hours of debate, we very reluctantly reached a balanced budget, but only by cutting back on services which we all regarded as essential. Members of the Elders Council Board met with Council officers to discuss the budget proposals and will be preparing a formal response which will be on our website soon..