Future East

Future East is looking for new trustees to join the Management Committee!

Trustees will be elected at our AGM which we will hold at our 3rd Open Meeting of 2017 on 2nd October. We welcome organsiations and individuals to join us at this free event which will feature speakers, exhibitors and networking. Book your free place here.

What are the Benefits of becoming a Trustee? You will

  • Have a say in what happens for older people in the community
  • Meet new colleagues helping to improve things for older people
  • Help to keep your local community engaged and heard
  • Help develop services that local people want
  • Use your skills to help others
  • Volunteer for a charity
  • Learn and share skills
  • Be part of a new team

What are the Existing Roles and Responsibilities?

Trustees are:

  • Responsible for day to day working within the rules of the organisation
  • Chair – organises meetings and oversees the Management Committee
  • Treasurer – oversees the finances
  • Deputy Chair – Supports the chair

We need new Committee Members, who are the Trustees, to:

  • Attend Committee meetings four times a year and Open Meetings
  • Contribute to discussions
  • Make decisions
  • Help make practical things happen

If you are interested and would like to find out more about us, please contact our Chair, Gerry Calder on 07966 154469 or email him at gerrycalder@blueyonder.co.uk or Susannah Harris on 07858 456946 or email her at admin@futureeast.org.uk.

You can download a trustee nomination form here.

You can download the Charity Commission booklet “The Essential Trustee – What you need to know, what you need to do” here.

We look forward to meeting you.

Open Meeting and AGM – 2nd October 2017

Are you over 50, someone who cares for someone over 50 or part of an organisation that supports people who are over 50?

If so, Future East invites you to our last Open Meeting of 2017 and our Annual General Meeting.

Activities will include:

  • Presentations and stands by local statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • Networking with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Opportunities to tell us and our other guests about the issues and priorities which you feel impact people over 50 and/or  carers.


“Strategic Overview of Cambridgeshire County Council Older Peoples’ Service”

by Charlotte Black (Head of Service, Older Peoples Services, Cambridgeshire County Council)

“Assistive Technology”

by Cambridgeshire County Council

“Benefits Entitlement for Older People – Update”

by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Future East Annual General Meeting (AGM)

including annual reports and election of trustees.

‘Introduction to Living Sport’

by Living Sport

“What We Do – Introduction to the Care Network”

by Care Network

Event Details

Please note that the above may be subject to change.

Doors open at 9.30am, presentations start at 10.30 and the events close at 3pm.

The event is free to attend and lunch is provided.

All attendees must book a ticket in advance, please use the button below to go to our Eventbrite page to book your place:




If you have any questions about this event then please contact admin@futureeast.org.uk.

If you will be representing an organisation and would like to hold a stall at the event then please indicate this when you register or contact us at the email address above.

If you would like to receive information about our future Open Meetings as it becomes available then please sign up for free Future East membership using this membership form.

Introducing Future East

Wising up to older lives in East of England

Future East is a unique membership body, bringing together different perspectives to make life better for older people in the East of England.
We bring together different perspectives (statutory, voluntary and older people themselves) and provide a gateway for influencing policy and services at local, regional and national level.  
We use our collective influence to improve the homes, communities, neighbourhoods and lives of the growing number of older people in the east of England.
What we do:

  • Challenge assumptions about older people
  • Influence services and policies
  • Channel consultation
  • Investigate, research and record
  • Communicate across boundaries
  • Deliver the Silver Circles Project.  More details and contact information  here
  • If you are interested in the work of Future East please contact our Chair, Gerry Calder on 07966 154469 or email gerrycalder@blueyonder.co.uk
  • For details of our events contact:  admin@futureeast.org.uk or call Susannah Harris on 07858 456946.
  • You can book tickets for our March open meeting, which will be held in Bedford, here

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You can also write to us at our Registered Office 119 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1NL