Events & Training
Tuesday 12th Nov 2019 at Dunbar Grammar School, Summerfield Rd, Dunbar EH42 1NJ (£75 Full / £50 Concession)
Intergenerational Training for Trainers & Practitioners (Greater Renfrewshire, Inverclyde & South Ayrshire)
Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 at Inverclyde Community Development Trust 7½ John Wood Street, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5HU
Monday 27th Jan 2020 at The Chrichton Trust Grierson House, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4ZE
Thursday 21st May 2020 at Nuclear & Archive Centre, Wick Airport, Wick, KW1 4QS TBC (£75 Full / £50 Concession))
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A Holyrood Committee is calling on the Scottish Government to increase its equalities and third sector funding support and for all public bodies to look at innovative ways to fund the third sector.
This report highlights the major challenges facing our society.
GWT is delighted to launch the 2020 National Awards and is looking for nominations which will showcase excellence in intergenerational work.
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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.
Trent Stamp from The Eisner Foundation (the only funder of intergenerational projects in USA) talks to Generations United about intergenerational funding, purpose and what we need to make a difference in their communities.
Intergenerational practice is not a new concept.
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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.
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.
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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