Events & Training
Tuesday 30th Apr 2019 at Online course (£150)
Friday 10th May 2019 at Routes to Work South, 1-15 Main Street Cambuslang G72 7EX (£75 Full / £50 Concession)
Friday 17th May 2019 at Kirkwall Library, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG (£75 Full / £50 Concession)
Wednesday 5th Jun 2019 at Inverkeithing High School, Hillend Rd, Inverkeithing KY11 1PL (£75 Full / £50 Concession))
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Funding is now available for ideas that could support older people to eat well.
An interview with our Intergenerational Award Winner... Jacqui Burke from Intergenerational Fashion School Dunbar
Dunbar Fashion School, an intergenerational project in East Lothian than brings younger and older people together has recently won our award for Tackling Loneliness and Isolation. Read all about their win and the amazing project.
Generations Working Together have contributed research for the Older People's National Framework report. Read our contribution.
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As part of the research, we have undertaken interviews throughout Scotland with older people who have been part of intergenerational projects in 2018/19.
Intergenerational practice is not a new concept.
An assessment of what needs to be done to advance co-housing as a realistic housing option for more older people in Scotland, and why we should do it.
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It was important to run this project due to the high number of young people leaving school in the local Leith area without a positive destination in employment, education or training. Tensions in the local community between both young and older people encouraged us to take an intergenerational approach.
Anam Cara's intergenerational project aims to tackle stereotypes around dementia and to connect older people and young children for the benefit of both age groups.
Approached by the local hospital and care home, Befriending Caithness was asked if they could fill the gap that currently exists within the community. More and more older people are being kept in hospital or a care home, and whilst in residence their relatives find it difficult to visit due to lack of transport, mobility or their own ill health. The longer the elderly person stays in the hospital the more isolated and lonely they become.
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