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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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.
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.
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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