About

Our purpose

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.

Since our new Corporate Plan 2020-25 was formulated, the country has experienced a global pandemic which has impacted on all of our lives in ways that we could never have imagined. Intergenerational practice has been massively affected. Most of the established projects and initiatives relied heavily upon face- to-face contact and were set in group contexts. Many projects involved vulnerable older people in care settings. The need to halt the spread of the virus and protect lives brought these to an immediate halt.

At the same time, the health emergency has shone a light on the importance of more cohesive communities and intergenerational relationships.
As the country moves from the phase in which the focus has been on suppressing the virus into recovery, the field of intergenerational work must develop new and innovative ways of working towards its vision for a Scotland in which different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society.

We believe that intergenerational work has a unique and significant contribution to make to the recovery process and that our expertise in this arena places GWT in a strong position to support the development of policy and practice.

GWT’s vision and ambitions as an organisation have not changed as a result of the pandemic. We have reviewed our strategic aims and the related actions and believe that they remain current and valid, albeit that our operational priorities and some delivery mechanisms will need to adjust.

  1. To enable Scotland to become an intergenerational nation.
  2. To influence national and local policy in favour of intergenerational practice.
  3. To promote, support and increase innovation in intergenerational practice in Scotland.
  4. To increase participation in intergenerational practice.
  5. To ensure sound governance.

Corporate Plan 2020-25

Constitution

A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here.

Trustee reports and end of year accounts

4th Annual Report April 2018- March 2019

3rd Annual Report April 2017 – March 2018

2nd Annual Report April 2016 – March 2017

1st Annual Report 29th July 2015 – 31st March 2016