Resources: Health & wellbeing

New publication - Intergenerational approaches to improving health & wellbeing

Generations Working Together provides support and information to enable community health groups, voluntary groups and other organisations see the value of intergenerational work and consequently be able to recognise the importance of intergenerational approaches for health.

The above paper will be launched at GWT’s national conference on Wednesday 19th March 2014 and will be available to download shortly after.

The aim of the paper is to raise awareness of how intergenerational approaches can contribute to improving health and wellbeing.

For further information please contact Alison Clyde.

  • Someone cares if I'm not there report produced by Sense for the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

    We are all more likely to experience loneliness at certain times in our lives, such as retirement, bereavement or after becoming a parent. Disabled people experience the same life transitions as everyone else, but in addition to this, having a disability means they are more likely to be chronically lonely than non-disabled people. This report outlines experiences of loneliness and solutions from disabled people themselves.

  • Access to outdoor recreation by older people in Scotland

    This report details research on access to outdoor recreation for older people. In particular it looks at barriers to access and recommends potential solutions.

  • Active and Healthy Ageing: An Action Plan for Scotland 2014-16

    "Somewhere to go and something to do" Active and health ageing: An Action Plan for Scotland

  • Care…About Physical Activity

    Physical activity resource pack launched for care homes ... A THOUSAND care homes in Scotland are being asked to join a campaign to support physical activity for older residents. The Care Inspectorate, has launched a new multi-media resource pack, entitled 'Care About... Physical Activity' to help care home residents keep active. Research shows that taking part in regular, simple physical activities can bring a host of healthy benefits. Something as simple as making a cup of tea, going for a walk or taking part in a spot of gardening can make all the difference when it comes to helping people enjoy a better quality of life, especially as people get older. And now the Care Inspectorate, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health at Loughborough University, has launched a multi-media resource pack to support those who work in the care sector encourage physical activity as part of every resident’s daily life.

  • Dementia Awareness Schools Pack

    A resource pack for use with upper primary and lower secondary children to increase their understanding of dementia.

  • Dementia Friendly Walking Grant

    Paths fort All have small grants available (up to £2000) for projects who would like to be considered and the dementia friendly team can provide support, training and resources. Deadline 31st of May 2016

  • Effects of intergenerational Montessori-based activities programming on engagement of nursing home residents with dementia

    Fourteen nursing home residents on a dementia special care unit at a skilled nursing facility took part in one-to-one intergenerational programming (IGP) with 15 preschool children from the facility’s on-site child care center. Montessori-based activities served as the interface for interactions between dyads.

  • Get Set Community Action

    You may have finished your Get Set for Community Action project, but you don’t need to stop making a difference in your community. There are many exciting opportunities that can support your continuing volunteering.

  • Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund

    The Scottish Government Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £500 (in exceptional circumstances up to £1,000) to small to medium- sized voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland to help them run an event or engagement activity with a group of five or more people to gather their thoughts on creating a healthier Scotland. Applications to be recieved by the 11th of December.

  • Intergenerational approaches to improving health & wellbeing

    The aim of the paper is to raise awareness of how intergenerational approaches can contribute to improving health and wellbeing.

  • InterWell: an integrated schoolbased primary care model

    The Intergenerational School is an innovative, high-performing public school in Cleveland, Ohio that fosters lifelong learning and individual and community health. Narrative approaches, information technology enhancements, art and music enrichments, and nature-based programming foster brain health in the service of purposeful and healthy living in the community.

  • Joint Improvement Team (JIT)

    JIT provides a range of practical improvement support and challenge including knowledge exchange, developmental innovation and improvement capacity and direct practical support to local health, housing and social care partnerships across Scotland

  • Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life

    Why measure loneliness? In a recent report, published with Age UK, we demonstrate that there is a lack of good quality evidence on the impact of different types of services on loneliness. This concerns us, as feeling lonely is linked to risk of an earlier death, depression, dementia and poor self-rated health. We need to know more about ‘what works’ to prevent or alleviate it.

  • Place Standard Toolkit

    The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (e.g. its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (e.g. whether people feel they have a say in decision making). The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing you to consider all the elements of place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve.

  • Project Ginsberg

    An innovative new online tool has been launched by the Scottish Government to help people improve their mental wellbeing.

  • R S Macdonald Charitable Trust

    The R S Macdonald Charitable Trust aims to distribute up to £2 million annually to charities in Scotland through their grants programmes. They are also able to assist beneficiary charities with non-financial support and are keen to support intergenerational dementia projects.

  • Royal Blind Learning Hub

    The Royal Blind Learning Hub provides teacher training, educational resources, advice and workshops to teachers and other education professionals working with visually impaired children and young people.

  • See Me - Mental Health Project Funding

    See Me provides an annual grant programme which allows projects and groups to apply for funds where the people who benefit are those with mental health problems, carers and vulnerable groups.

  • Spirit of the Games

    Find out how sporting reminiscence, sporting heritage and inclusive sports can enrich the lives of young and old alike.

  • Spotlight on Loneliness in the UK

    This is an infographic on loneliness in the UK, produced by Campaign to End Loneliness.

  • Stalled Spaces - Toolkit

    Stalled Spaces Scotland is a national programme commissioned by the Scottish Government and managed by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) to encourage and support communities to bring stalled spaces or derelict and vacant land back into temporary use.

  • StoriiCare

    StoriiCare is a platform used by providers as a tool to record and improve care. Families and care staff can collaborate around the world through StoriiCare to ensure that care provided to their loved ones is truly person-centred.

  • Tesco Local Community Scheme

    The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

  • The Pirates of Penzance Intergenerational Project

    ‘A creative music project for primary school children and individuals with varying forms and stages of dementia’

  • Trees that bend in the wind

    ‘Trees that bend in the wind: Exploring the experiences of front line support workers delivering palliative and end of life care’ is a 47 page report which provides a forum where the views, experiences and values of social care staff in palliative and end of life supports are explored in detail.

  • Walk in our Shoes, Act on our Issues

    Walk in our Shoes, Act on our Issues' is a resource pack which will help you to identify barriers to older people's inclusion in your neighbourhood, and to get support from local decision makers for removing these barriers.

  • Women's Fund for Scotland

    The Women’s Fund makes grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. First round application to be submitted by 28 June 2016