North East Forum on Ageing

NEFA is aware that now, more than ever, it is important that the voices of organisations in the North East and the people that they represent are both listened to and acted upon.

The network already many embraces many local groups and individuals with an estimated reach of over 30,000 older people but is hoping to expand this number by welcoming others who share similar aims in order to provide a unique resource for the public, private, third and academic sectors to access the opinions, knowledge and experience of older people to bring about improvements in Health & Wellbeing.

NEFA’s Constitutional Objectives are to:

Ensure older people’s voices are heard at a local, regional and national level
Promote a positive image of older people in society
Increase confidence and knowledge of member organisations

It is free to join NEFA and the benefits include:

  1. Regular meetings with partner organisations to share good practice and ideas and shared bulletins
  2. Collaborations involving member organisations recording the views of their members and users which in turn reach wider audiences through increased social media and online coverage. (Website, Twitter, E-bulletins, Facebook and press releases).
  3. Increased possibility of future partnership funding collaborations through the network (a new funding platform is currently under review)
  4. Findings of regional consultations will have the increased strength of numbers and diversity resulting in an ability  to increase the possibility of reaching those in positions of influence

Please sign up so that organisations throughout the whole of the North East – Northumberland, Newcastle , Gateshead, South Tyneside , Sunderland, Darlington, Durham, Redcar, Cleveland and North Tyneside can work closely together to help improve lives.

If you wish to join us please visit

Please find attached documents detailing the work and ethos of NEFA.

Information about NEFA NEFA-Strategic-Plan


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