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Accelerator to support new businesses in ageing launched

A new accelerator programme aimed at businesses with the potential to develop solutions to the challenges faced by an ageing population...

  • 19/12/2018
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VOICE Research Support Group

The VOICE Research Support group is formed of public volunteers who have an interest in research at Newcastle University. The group hav...

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Are you sitting comfortably?

For people who cannot walk long distances, the right seat in the right place can be life changing. If you cannot rest in public spaces ...

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Northern Powerhouse Business Summit - Accenture Design thinking session

As part of the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, Accenture will be running a Design Thinking Session. The session will be held on t...

  • 29/06/2018
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Rising to the challenge

Leading scientists say Newcastle University will rise to the challenge of the Prime Minister’s new Industrial Strategy. Theresa May sa...

  • 15/06/2018
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The PPI Café – Open for Ideas

To view the original article, please click here. At the 2018 Imperial Festival we opened the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Café...

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Cycling Without Age

Over the past few months, myself and a small team of volunteers have been working to bring Cycling Without Age to Newcastle. Cycling Wi...

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VOICE: 10 years and thriving

VOICE North was established in Newcastle back in 2007 – and so in 2018 it seems particularly timely to reflect and celebrate all we hav...

  • 17/01/2018
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New research shows explaining things to 'normal' people can help scientists be better at their jobs

In times when fake news and alternative facts circulate in society, spreading scientifically based findings is more important than ever...

  • 04/12/2017
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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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