Intergenerational research Network

Monday 31st October 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Zoom virtual meeting

Generations Working Together research network is hosting another session in 2022 looking at how research strengthens intergenerational work and informs us what works and what we could do to improve our own practice.

We know that intergenerational collaboration can help us make our communities stronger and friendlier places by breaking down stereotypes and building positive relationships but we do need Public policy to meet our needs and as we work towards ensuring that resources are used wisely to serve our communities we recognise the need for more research to strengthen what we already know.

Guest speaker: Lois Peach, is a researcher and PhD candidate at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Lois will talk about her most recent research/ evaluation of ‘Rebuilding Bridges’, an eight-week intergenerational music and song-writing project, led by Hugh Nankivell of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Steve Sowden. Rebuilding Bridges involved pre-school children and their childminders visiting residents of three local care homes for weekly music, singing and percussion groups from September to December 2021. Lois will offer an insight into her research of the project, and in particular the narrative approach she undertook to contribute to the programme evaluation.

More information about the Rebuilding Bridges project, and the two types of evaluation undertaken can be found here

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