Future East is a unique membership body, bringing together different perspectives to make life better for older people in the East of England.
Future East brings together different perspectives (statutory, voluntary and older people themselves) and provide a gateway for influencing policy and services at local, regional and national level.
Future East uses their collective influence to improve the homes, communities, neighbourhoods and lives of the growing number of older people in the east of England.
What they do:
Challenge assumptions about older people
Influence services and policies
Investigate, research and record
Communicate across boundaries
Deliver the Silver Circles Project
Membership of Future East is open to individuals and organisations who share a concern for demographic change and its impact on older people. Future East aims to make the membership representative of older people across the whole of the region and to involve people from organisations with a particular emphasis on the older generation. It is a registered charity governed by a constitution and each member is entitled to a vote at its Annual General Meeting and to participate in the open meetings held around the region.
The direction of Future East is vested in its management committee whose members are the trustees of the charity elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting or co-opted by the committee between AGMs. The members of the management committee are:
Gerry Calder Chair (Thurrock)
Fiona Rolfe Deputy Chair (Stevenage)
Michael Bond Treasurer (Age Concern East)
Ron Douglas (National Pensioners Convention)
Mary Russell (North Norfolk)
Honorary Members are past chairs of Future East:
Pauline Weinstein (Norwich)
Peter Coleing (Essex)
Where is Future East