Highlands & Islands Conference

Friday 29th April 2016, 10:30am - 3:00pm at Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road; Inverness IV2 3JH

Generations Working Together would like to thank everyone who took part in our Highlands & Islands Conference which took place on Friday 29th April in the Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road; Inverness IV2 3JH.

We would also like to thank all our speakers, facilitators and organisations and groups who hosted a stall in our information village. Your support is very appreciated and feedback has been extremely positive.

We had a variety of presenters and workshops which gave an inspiring insight into intergenerational work taking place across Scotland. Dr Paul Monaghan MP (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) opened the conference & Angus Hardy, Director of the Scottish Community Alliance provided a key note speech later in the afternoon.

There were six break out sessions for delegates to choose from, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The breakout sessions showcased successful intergenerational projects, give information & advice for using an intergenerational approach and helped build further successful projects across the country.

1. The Highland Youth Arts Hub: Approaches, Methods & Outcomes of Creative Intergenerational Practice
2. Using Intergenerational Approaches for Digital Inclusion
3. Become an Urban Detective… with Scotland’s Urban Past
4. Higher education goes intergenerational
5. Age awareness
6. Living life well in care homes

A presentation was made to one of this year’s winners of our Recognition Awards, which celebrate the outstanding talent, commitment and inspirational involvement of workers, volunteers and groups who promote intergenerational activities. Congratulations to the project “Getting to know your Techno from the Black Isle who won the award for an established intergenerational project which has been running for longer than 1 year.

Here are some of the presentations showed on the day:

As there was a cost to running this event a cancellation charge of £25 was made to anyone who canceled with less than 72 hours notice (unless there is an exceptional circumstance).

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