About us

Who we are

Wising up to older lives in East of England

Membership of Future East is open to individuals and organisations who share a concern for demographic change and its impact on older people. We aim to make the membership representative of older people across the whole of the region and to involve people from organisations with a particular emphasis on the older generation. It is a registered charity governed by a constitution and each member  is entitled to a vote at its Annual General Meeting and to participate in the open meetings held around the region.

Trustees

The direction of Future East is vested in its management committee whose members are the trustees of the charity elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting or co-opted by the committee between AGMs. The members of the management committee are:

  • Gerry Calder Chair (Thurrock)
  • Fiona Rolfe Deputy Chair (Stevenage)
  • Michael Bond Treasurer (Age Concern East)
  • Ron Douglas (National Pensioners Convention)
  • Mary Russell (North Norfolk)

Honorary Members are past chairs of Future East:

  • Pauline Weinstein (Norwich)
  • Peter Coleing (Essex)

Membership

There are over two hundred individuals and organisations who receive our newsletters each week and many of them support our events and participate in the Annual General Meeting. We are actively seeking to recruit more trustees to help plan our work programme and where appropriate make responses to consultations based on information given to us at our open meetings. 

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

Download the Future East Leaflet:   Future East Leaflet

If you are interested in becoming a member you can down the application form here
Membership of Future East is 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.