National Conference 2016

Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm
University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George St, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Thank you to everyone who attended our conference on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 in the new Technology & Innovation Centre University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and to all our speakers, presenters and staff for making it such a great day.

We had a fantastic array of presenters and workshops who gave an inspiring insight into intergenerational work taking place across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Spain. Representation from the Scottish Government gave a national picture on where intergenerational work sits within priorities. Key note speakers included Mariano Sanchez, University of Granada, Fiona Mcleod MSP, Sandra White MSP and Ricky Bush, Linkage Bristol.

Building intergenerational understanding across Spain: examples of practices and training from Alison Clyde

Fairer Scotland – The Story so Far from Alison Clyde

There were eight workshops for delegates to choose from detailed below. Workshops showcased successful intergenerational projects, gave information & advice for using an intergenerational approach and helped ignite ideas for further projects across the country.

1. Higher education goes intergenerational

Perth College UHI students Physical Activity project with Older Adults in Care homes from Alison Clyde

How intergenerational mentoring can reduce educational inequality in Scotland from Alison Clyde

2. Getting creative together
3. Using intergenerational approaches for digital inclusion

Using intergenerational approaches for digital inclusion from Alison Clyde

4. Encouraging and developing intergenerational projects within protected characteristics groups

Encouraging and developing intergenerational projects within protected characteristics groups from Alison Clyde

5. Connecting generations through care homes and schools
6. Connecting generations through walking

Connecting generations through walking from Alison Clyde

7. Intergenerational experiences through befriending

Intergenerational experiences through befriending from Alison Clyde

8. Age Awareness

Age Awareness from Alison Clyde

Age Awareness from Alison Clyde

During registration and lunchtime delegates had the opportunity to wander round our information village. A big thank you to the following organisations who took part:

YouthLink Scotland, Young Start Fund, Big Lottery, Befriending Networks, Dementia Friendly East Lothian, Action on Hearing Loss and Outside the Box.

The day closed with our Recognition Awards, celebrating the outstanding talent, commitment and inspirational involvement of workers, volunteers and groups who promote intergenerational activities.

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