Case Studies: Family & Early Years

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    Anam Cara

    Anam Cara's intergenerational project aims to tackle stereotypes around dementia and to connect older people and young children for the benefit of both age groups.

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    Arbroath Intergenerational Games Project

    Breaking down barriers through play.

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    Baby and toddler group

    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.

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    Back to Life

    Back to Life brings seven children each week from Newbyres Nursery to visit residents at Newbyres Village Care Home. Since September 2016 they have undertaken a wide range of activities which include indoor sports, baking, crafts and songs. There are also weekly visits to the Village and plans to do outdoor activities during the summer.

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    Borders Asperger and Autism Support Group

    The role of Borders Asperger and Autism Group Support is to provide support and aid to families.

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    Carr-Gomm Creative Writing

    Providing opportunities for people to talk and write creatively together.

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    Carrickvale Family Project

    Carrickvale Community Education Centre offers family projects that now include grandparents and extended family members.

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    Childminders, a solution for intergenerational co-location

    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.

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    Connecting Generations

    Reconnecting grandparents and grandchildren where contact has broken down.

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    Foxbar Angling

    Foxbar Angling Club took hard-to-reach children from the Foxbar area of Paisley on fishing trips.

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    Home-Start

    Support, friendship and practical help to families in their own homes.

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    International Women’s Day 2014

    The purpose of the project was to gather three generations of families together to celebrate their relationships and enjoy participating in a variety of activities including photography, yoga, bollywood dancing and arts n crafts.

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    Kinship Care Project

    Support for Kinship Carers who have volunteered as carers.

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    Learn Together Cymru

    Children in Wales are not performing as well as other UK children and are, on average, poorer. Poverty is linked with poor literacy which in children is linked with reduced economic, social and health outcomes in later life.

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    Making Bridges with Music

    Torbay childminders have brought younger and older people together through a project called Making Bridges with Music, tackling social isolation along the way. Music workshops are facilitated by artists to build neighbourhood connections and new friendships.

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    Outrage

    Improving personal and family relationships through arts workshops.

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    Scotland Reads

    Pupils given a more positive outlook to books and reading.

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    Seedlings to Seniors - Draft

    Lainshaw Early Years Centre in East Ayrshire were looking for an innovative way to connect with the local community. The answer was simply to build intergenerational connections with their local care home helping tackle issues of loneliness and isolation.

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    Spanning the Ages by Brighter Bervie

    In Autumn 2018 children and older people came together to plant bulbs in Bervie, creating intergenerational friendships and linking the community in the process.

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    The Balhousie Link - Balhousie Primary School paired partnership with Balhousie Care Home

    Balhousie Primary School has a catchment area with high unemployment, single parent families as well as a very large proportion of children from Europe with over 50% having English as their second language. As a result of these factors, children frequently have no connection, bond or any form of communication with their grandparents or elderly as those members are not living locally.

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    Tourette Scotland, Bridge Project

    Providing a focal point for a network support service for members, including opportunities for one-to-one support sessions across the generations.

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    Tullibody Community Garden

    Helping families afflicted by unemployment.

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    We Love Our Grandmas!

    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.

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    Young Carers

    Supporting young carers.