The Elders Council is involved in a wide range of activity from one-off focus groups and events through to peer research projects and regular working groups.
All our groups and activities are open to new members. Our sessions are informal and friendly and we do our best to make sure everyone who comes has the opportunity to contribute their ideas and experiences.
If you would like to join any of our activities and would like to find out more, please contact [email protected] or telephone 0191 208 2701 for further details.
Please see below a list of current project profiles. Click on the links for further details:
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..