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Eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

Where we live can play a big part in ageing well, largely because of the links between physical activity and wellbeing. Research shows ...

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Extra-care housing offers older people independence and reassurance

Raymond Knotts took the decision to move into a “care village” in Crewe two years ago. He’d had a fall at home, where he had lived alon...

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Can electric bikes empower the future mobility solutions?

This study was carried out as part of the EPSRC-funded LC TRANSFORMS project and aimed for exploring the potential of electric bike (e-...

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Designing the multi-generation kitchen of the future

Our ageing population, combined with socio-economic factors such as the squeeze on income, shortage of affordable housing and the risin...

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Lessons from Adelaide in how a smart city can work to benefit everyone

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, roughly 20 people will have moved from the country into a citysomewhere around the wo...

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Energy-recycling stairs could add a spring to your step

“Take the stairs!” we’ve all been implored, to help maintain our health. But what if taking the stairs is painful, difficult or, worse,...

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Meet a Member - Steve Wilkinson

Your chance to meet one of our members, Steve Wilkinson! Hear about what Steve enjoys most about being a member of Voice North and wha...

  • 13/07/2017
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Lived experiences of home adaptations

Elders Council are partners in a research project with Northumbria University and Newcastle University. This is asking older people in ...

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How should technologies be developed for easy engagement?

A project entitled older travellers and technology engagement (OTTE), commissioned by Transport Systems Catapult, funded by Department ...

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Why family care isn’t always the best care for the elderly

Care minister David Mowat has a big idea for dealing with the escalating demand for care in the future: we should be looking after our ...

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“Retirement Living Explained”

Newcastle University launches new “Retirement Living Explained” guide. A groundbreaking new document which gives a fresh perspective o...

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Air pollution exposure may increase risk of dementia

Published on 27th February 2017 by Caleb Finch and Jiu-Chiuan Chen on The Conversation. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain dis...

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Smart traffic scheme given the green light

Published on 23rd February Newcastle leading the way on use of digital technology to tackle congestion. A ground-breaking project in ...

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Managing Change in Future Cities

Finding new ways to help cities adapt to the increasing demands of their population is the focus of a pioneering project led by Newcast...

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Voice North Members’ Involvement in Older Driver Study

Older drivers, as a group, are suffering from age-related functional deteriorations and a higher fatality rate than the average driver....

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Director's Blog: What is Voice North?

The ‘VOICE’ of Voice North stands for Valuing our Intellectual Capital and Experience. The ‘North’ is because as an organisation we are...

  • 31/10/2016
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Help Shape Metro's Grand Design

Newcastle University is leading a major project to help design the next generation of Metrocars for the Tyne and Wear Metro. People of...

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Creating the cities of tomorrow

The University is working with global energy company, ENGIE, to explore joint projects that address challenges around ageing, smart dat...

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