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Newcastle an Age Friendly City An All Age City An Ageless City Neil Barker RIBA Chair North East Chamber of Commerce, Newcastle Gateshead Area.

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1 Newcastle an Age Friendly City An All Age City An Ageless City Neil Barker RIBA Chair North East Chamber of Commerce, Newcastle Gateshead Area

2 Newcastle an Age Friendly City 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 Age Friendly Cities and Communities

3 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 The number of people aged 65 and over with dementia is also predicted to increase by around 15% by 2020.

4 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

5 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

6 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

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8 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

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10 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

11 Newcastle an Age Friendly City Adaptation of the familiar

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14 Useful Links : Newcastle City Council - & Elders Council of Newcastle - Newcastle ’ s Initiative on Changing Age – Newcastle Science City – AdvantAGE Newcastle – University of Northumbria – Quality of Life Partnership – Age UK Newcastle – North East Chamber of Commerce – RIBA Building Futures –www.buildingfutures.org.uk RIBA – architecture.com &

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