Events & Training
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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Having seen many intergenerational programmes in the USA specifically target vulnerable children because of the beneficial impact it has upon their well-being, confidence, speech and language we decided to look at increasing the time and opportunities for the young children and the older adults to spend together.
The project in Sandfield Close Primary School, Leicester involved a group of ladies who met at the school regularly. With Food for Life Funding and The Big Lottery, an intergenerational project was developed around healthy eating and food.
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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