20th September 2019

Ageing & Vitality: Realising the Potential in the Built Environment and Beyond

The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

About the event

It’s a time of growth and transition for the UK’s later living market. Faithful+Gould, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, will be debating the challenges of and solutions within the built environment and beyond at this exclusive breakfast seminar.


08.30:               Arrival & Registration

08.30-09.00:     Networking, Breakfast & Refreshments

09.00-10.00:     Seminar and Panel Discussion

10.00-10.30:     Networking & Refreshments

10.30:               Close

What to expect

Louise Robinson, Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, will discuss the challenges presented by our rapidly ageing populations, concentrating on the issues faced by health and social care, and why we need more integrated, innovative approaches to future care and service provision, including the use of technologies.

Michelle Percy, Acting Director of Place at Newcastle City Council, will talk about Newcastle’s vision to help people live well and independently for longer. The city’s approach is distinctive, bringing together government, businesses, academics and the NHS to create new products and services that support healthy ageing. She will discuss the physical environment and, specifically, the Future Homes Project, where the city has been engaging communities and delivery partners in the design and development of sustainable homes that are fit for every life stage.

Iain Garfield, Director of Estates and Facilities at Newcastle University, will talk about the University’s rationale for the acquisition of the Newcastle General Hospital site. He will discuss the outline development proposals and how, with a range of partners, the site will develop world-leading research development, care and residential facilities in the support of healthy ageing.

And, Andrew Prickett, Head of Residential at Faithful+Gould will be discussing the currently fragmented later living provision within the UK and how best we can respond to the changing housing needs of our older population—at a time of general housing crisis in the UK.



The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

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