Newcastle
an
Age Friendly City
An All Age City
An Ageless City
Neil Barker RIBA Chair North East Chamber of Commerce, Newcastle Gateshead Area
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Age Friendly Cities and Communities
•Housing
•Transportation
•Social prescription
•Respect and Social inclusion
•Civic participation and employment
•Outdoor spaces and public buildings
•Communication and information
•Community support and health services
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Demographic Change
Newcastle has an ageing population.
Census 2011 data suggests there are currently around 38,900 people aged 65 and
over living in Newcastle, accounting for 14% of population
this is projected to rise 6.9% by 2016 and 15% by 2021.
The number of people aged 65 and over with dementia is also predicted to increase
by around 15% by 2020.
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Age Friendly City is a cross cutting theme in the Wellbeing for Life Strategy of Newcastle
City Council
Vision
Newcastle is a world-leader in creating a city in which people live their lives to their fullest
potential and age well.
Approach
developing radically different thinking about how we respond to the reality of our changing
demography by:
•taking a life course approach to framing and meeting the needs/aspirations of citizens;
•taking account of the changing age profile of the city when planning for the future;
• taking an asset based approach to the role of older people in the city;
• taking the indignity and dependency out of the way some people experience old age
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Age Friendly City Group
Chaired by Councillor Ann Schofield, a Cabinet Member
Partners include local Health, Community and Academic leaders
Networks include
UK Network of Age Friendly Cities (12)
WHO Global Age Friendly Cities
WHO Healthy Cities Programme
Work Strands include
Built Environment and
Economy
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Age-friendly does not mean unfriendly to other ages:
Our research identified place as one of four cornerstones which might enable
dementia-friendly cities. However, we found that many of the aspects of place which
are good for people with dementia – a legible environment, clear signage, green
spaces, manageable housing, reliable public transport with patient drivers – are good
for everybody, whatever our age and our abilities.
Janet Dean : report for Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Related work
Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Health : Changing Age for Business
MyPlace research project
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Silver Linings report
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
RIBA Silver Linings report
Urban Futures: How could our ageing population shape the city?
Members’ Club Mansion Block: A New Urban Lifestyle
Reinventing the Family Home
The High Street Revived
Seaside Enterprise Zones: A New Local Economy
City Networks: The Pop-Up University
City Networks: Healthy Infrastructure
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Adaptation of the familiar
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Newcastle an Age Friendly City
Useful Links
:
Newcastle City Council - www.newcastle.gov.uk & www.wellbeingforlife.org.uk/our-strategy
Elders Council of Newcastle - www.elderscouncil.org.uk
Newcastle’s Initiative on Changing Age – www.ncl.ac.uk/changingage
Newcastle Science City – www.newcastlesciencecity.com
AdvantAGE Newcastle – www.advantagenewcastle.co.uk
University of Northumbria – www.northumbria.ac.uk
Quality of Life Partnership – www.qualityoflife.org.uk
Age UK Newcastle – www.ageuknewcastle.org.uk
North East Chamber of Commerce – www.necc.co.uk
RIBA Building Futures –www.buildingfutures.org.uk
RIBA – architecture.com &
http://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Campaigns%20and%20issues/BuildingFutures/SilverLiningsNEW.aspx
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