Meet Our Team
Find contact details for Generations Working Together staff members.
Alison is the Chief Executive Officer and is best contacted via email or mobile as she is regularly out and about across Scotland.
Bella works with intergenerational networks across the West Coast of Scotland, hosting network meetings and delivering training. Bella works with the Soil Association Sharing Food For Life Get Togethers Project in developing and delivering training and exploring different ways of bringing generations together through growing, cooking, or sharing food.
Bella works full time Monday to Friday and can be contacted by telephone, mobile or email.
Denise is our Finance and Administration Officer. She works Mondays to Thursdays, 9AM to 5PM. Please contact her via email for any accounts or admin related queries.
Mob: 07763 087337
Donna is our Intergenerational, (IG), Development Officer, the aim of her role is to improve the quality of life for people.
She hopes to achieve long-term change by looking to create positive change in peoples lives and communities; increasing inclusion, empowerment, independence and increasing access to employment, volunteering opportunities, education and leisure opportunities. To bring about these ‘intended outcomes’, Donna is looking to work with Care Homes / sheltered housing complexes, educational establishments and youth groups within Perth & Kinross. She also supports GWT’s Tayside Network practitioners who are keen to connect and grow their IG work. Donna’s currently available, Monday to Friday mornings.
Edel joined Generations Working Together in January 2021 on a consultancy basis, to explore how a range of creative resources for conversation & connection, developed within the Kinections- community in care homes project (www.myhomelife.uws.ac.uk), might be of value within intergenerational work. Edel will be running a number of webinars and workshops, to offer practical examples of how these resources can be used to build relationships and enhance connection between people in a range of settings. She will also work alongside collaborators to explore if there are new resources which could be developed for relationship-building within intergenerational initiatives. In addition, Edel will look to connect with people involved in intergenerational work, to gather rich stories from those involved, which illustrate the value and significance of intergenerational connections experienced by those participating in these initiatives.
Edel’s usual working days are Monday’s and Wednesday’s.
Tel: 0141 559 5021
Kate is the Communications and Policy Officer and produces articles and posts for Generations Working Together, working with the press, politicians and on social media. Her role also includes policy monitoring, campaigns and political liaison. Kate has previously worked in education, training and policy. She works part time Wednesday to Friday. If you’ve got a media enquiry, please contact her directly.
Loreen takes over from Nicola Shaw as our Intergenerational Development Officer in Scottish Borders. She is responsible for developing intergenerational initiatives within Jedburgh Grammar School, to specifically address literacy and numeracy, recruiting older volunteers and providing support to organisations that are keen to connect and grow their intergenerational work as well as promoting intergenerational practice across the Scottish Borders. She is also working on our Covid response involving faith groups and care homes whilst continuing to support and develop Scottish Borders, East and Midlothian Networks. Loreen joined GWT team having been volunteer co-ordinator in East and Midlothian for some time, originally alongside Sue Northrop and is passionate about connected and caring communities. Loreen works Mondays, Tues pm, Wednesdays and Fri am most weeks, though this can vary.
Louisa is our Network Coordinator for the Fife area and is also part of our Covid-19 response team of Community Engagement Officers working to reconnect our members and Care Homes. Louisa covers Fife, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh & West Lothian for our Covid-19 outreach. She works Monday and Wednesday from 8.45AM to 4.30PM, and Friday from 9AM to 12.30PM.
Sarah is our network coordinator for Greater Renfrewshire & Inverclyde. She is also part of our Covid-19 response team of Community Engagement Officers working to reconnect our members and Care Homes. Sarah covers Greater Renfrewshire & Inverclyde, Glasgow, Ayrshire & Arran, Argyle & Bute and the Western Isles for our Covid-19 outreach. She works part time from 9am – 4.30pm from a Monday to Wednesday.