Who we are

Wising up to older lives in East of England

Current members are drawn from the following sources:

Older Peoples Representatives

These provide local knowledge of older people, both first-hand and through their networks. Each top tier local authority in the east of England is invited to nominate a representative.

  • Wilf Deakin – Bedford Borough
  • Peter Durrant – Cambridgeshire
  • Ruth Featherstone – Central Bedfordshire
  • Vacancy – Essex
  • Fiona Rolfe – Herts
  • Vacancy – Luton
  • Graeme Duncan – Norfolk
  • Vacancy – Peterborough
  • Vic Tassell – Southend on Sea
  • Vacancy – Suffolk
  • Gerry Calder – Thurrock

Honourary Members

  • Peter Coleing
  • Pauline Weinstein

Not-for-Profit Sector

These members offer their expertise in older people issues, service delivery, and the implementation of policy. Any not-for-profit group with a regional reach and an interest in older people may apply to become a member and provide a senior level representative.

  • Michael BondAge Concern East
  • Emily Millington-Smith – EROPAG
  • Ron Douglas- National Pensioners Convention
  • Peter Codd-Tenants Participation Advisory Service

Statutory Sector (Associate Members)

Statutory sector representatives who are able to make a regular commitment and are involved in areas of interest to older people are welcome to join.

  • Suzanne Lowe- Cabinet Office in East of England
  • Russell Taylor- Dept of Work & Pensions
  • Ruth Barnett- Equality and Human Rights Commission

The above may be contacted by emailing:  Susannah Harris at admin@futureeast.org.uk

Download the Future East Leaflet:   Future East Leaflet

If you are interested in becoming a member you can down the application form here
All types of membership to Future East are FREE.

In addition there are a large number of interested individuals and bodies who receive our minutes and agenda and attend meeting when relevant.

If you are one of these and would like to receive our bulletin, please contact us at admin@futureeast.org.uk.