Events & Training
Thursday 5th Sep 2019 at Inverkeithing High School, Hillend Rd, Inverkeithing KY11 1PL (£75 Full / £50 Concession))
Tuesday 24th Sep 2019 at The Crichton Trust, Grierson House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE
Tuesday 5th Nov 2019 at Bridge Community Centre, Embankment Bayhead, Stornoway, HS1 2DU.
Tuesday 5th Nov 2019
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Sue Northrup has been volunteering with Generations Working Together since 2014. The East Lothian Network Co-ordinator answered our questions on how the network started, highlight and her background.
Professor Peter Whitehouse, President of the Intergenerational Schools International, Cleveland, USA is currently taking part in intergenerational conversation events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, and Scottish Borders.
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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.
Torbay childminders have brought younger and older people together through a project called Making Bridges with Music, tackling social isolation along the way. Music workshops are facilitated by artists to build neighbourhood connections and new friendships.
Through this project Apples and Honey Nursery hoped to connect younger and older people together. It aimed to bring together communities, to tackle loneliness and to create friendships. This case study is being worked on at present.
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