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.
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