Future Homes

New housing for an ageing society.

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The Origins of Future Homes


November 9

Rose Gilroy presents an outline of her Future Homes vision to the City Futures Development Group which agrees to support the initiative
January 1

Rose Gilroy initiates the first meeting and invites Barbara Douglas (Elders Council); Colin Herron (ZCF); Ross Weddle (SCI); Tom Warburton (Newcastle City Council); Keith Loraine (ISOS Housing Group); Peter Buchan (Ryders); Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Newcastle City Futures, Newcastle University) and Roy Sandbach (NICA, Newcastle University).
February 25

First meeting of Future Homes at which we agree to develop demonstrators that make a response to demographic change, sustainability and embrace digital innovation.
May 27

Presentation to Science Central Executive Board. The Partnership gains the expertise of Michelle Duggan and Emma Shorman from the Science Central project planning team. Invited to consider a follow on development on Science Central main site.
January 1

Confirmation of Housing and Communities Agency grant aid of £1.12 for Future Homes
April 6

Design and engagement funds of £110k secured from Legal and General
April 20

Super Innovation Network join the Partnership
May 3

Funded by the Newcastle Institute for Ageing, the partnership starts the process of designing future homes with workshops between Ryders Architecture and in-community health professionals
May 18

Successful bid into Great Exhibition of the North for inclusion of a VR installation showing Future Homes
July 28

Co-design workshops; engagement with older people and parents of young children groups to explore housing needs and aspirations
April 6

Incorporation as Future Homes Alliance
April 23

Event with Newcastle Waste Commission to explore implementation of new waste strategies
June 22

VR installation at Great Exhibition of the North
September 6

Robotics, Innovation and Ethics