England

Supporters If you are planning any face-to-face or virtual events, holding intergenerational discussions or announcing any exciting ideas and projects across England, please do get in touch. We will include your events along with GWT's on this page and share your news via our social media channels.

Monday 25th April

  • Webinar: Let's Celebrate Intergenerational Research in the UK! 12am-1:30pm

Presenters: Stephanie Green (Swansea University), Dr Catrin Hedd-Jones (Bangor University), Lois Peach (Bristol University), Mirain Llwyd Roberts (Cyngor Gwynedd)

As part of the first GLOBAL intergenerational week (April 25th-May 1st 2022) a group of Researchers from across Wales and England are showcasing previous and ongoing research in this increasingly important area of development. 

Intergenerational initiatives join together different generations for the benefit of all. This is an upcoming area particularly in social care in the UK and this webinar will focus on how far we have come in researching this area, and what more needs to be done. There will be discussion around the key elements for success and sustainability and how this can be translated into practice. Bring your lunch, all welcome! Please register online now. 

Tuesday 26th April

  • UK Care Week Digital: Healthy Ageing, 2.30pm - online

With life expectancy increasing, it's important for people to make the most of later life by living in good health. To support individuals to stay healthy for longer and increase disability-free life expectancy, the conversation needs to shift to celebrate the success and benefits of ageing. In this industry support guide, the policy and practice for healthy ageing will be explored with the aim to improve the lives of people, their families, and the communities in which they live. Please register online for the webinar. 

Wednesday 27th April

  •  Launch of the Centre for Ageing and Generation, 11:30-13:00 GMT, online

The event will welcome you to the new centre by hearing from CRAG's Co-Directors: Dr Helen Kingstone, Dr Jo Blanden, Dr Vicki Harman and Prof Andrew King. This will be followed by presentations from: Arunima Himawan (International Longevity Centre UK) on the topic of ageing, generations and policy, and Kathleen Henehan (Resolution Foundation) on the topic of income and wealth inequalities within/between generations. Sign up online to book. 

 

  • Inter(GEN)net meeting - Lets celebrate intergenerational spaces, 2pm-3.30pm

Inter(GEN)net is a new UK collaborative network in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK., designed to enable and develop improved intergenerational contact, innovation, practice, and support. Led by the Beth Johnson Foundation, it is modelled on previous experiences of the Linking Generational Projects in Northern Ireland, led by Vicky Titterington. Inter(GEN)net aims to identify and support the needs of organisations and communities who seek to work in a way that promotes intergenerational practice as a positive and beneficial social solution.

The basis of the Inter(GEN)net network is founded upon three key tenets: Connect, Inspire, and Support. Our vision is a world where communities themselves drive initiatives and perpetuate change; where age is not seen as a barrier but as an enabler to better lives and healthy living. This meeting will incorporate our general network meeting and two 20 minute presentations from Laura Macartney, InCommon, Bringing Generations Together. Run Connect, working with schoolchildren aged between 7 and 9 and older people in sheltered accommodation; and Professor David Amigoni, Director of the Keele Institute of Social Inclusion, where intergenerational practice is seen as an important pathway to social inclusion.

All welcome! To register please send an email to Angela Tunnicliffe.

  • Rebuilding Bridges with Music (Torbay) - A Creative Intergenerational Approach - 6.30pm (UK Time)

Since 2016 a consortium of artists, elders, children, care leaders and childminders from Torbay have been sharing time together and exploring music, songs, dances and games at care homes. Torbay is at the cutting edge of this creative practice and our creative intergenerational explorations have been recognised nationally and internationally in previous projects such as ‘Making Bridges with Music’. In 2021, during the pandemic, we received an Arts Council England grant to continue and develop this work in partnership with Devon & Torbay Music Hub, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Plymouth and Bristol Universities. Due to restrictions, the project engaged artists, children and childminders playing outside the building, and elders and carers remaining inside. We were initially concerned about this physical barrier given the importance of touch and proximity in building intergenerational friendships, but this project surprised us with new, timely and essential revelations.

As part of Global Intergenerational Week we will reveal this dynamic practice online, through sharing songs, stories, evidence and learning, and there will be time for questions. Please contact Hugh Nankivell for further information and the Zoom link.

Thursday 28th April

  • Learning and Sharing Together – 2-3.30pm Virtual 

Celebrating 20 years of intergenerational practice in Burnham, Buckinghamshire

Since 2002 the Burnham Intergenerational Project has been bringing together children from St Peter’s CE Primary School and residents and friends of Perry House sheltered housing scheme. Find out how the Project began, how it has developed, hear what it means to the participants and find out about the LaST (Learning and Sharing Together) Toolkit including our special Platinum Jubilee Resource Pack. All welcome! To register please send an email to Shirley Shaw.

 

Please revisit this page regularly for updates as more events will be promoted shortly. If you would like to share your events please send your details to England's Lead Contact: Angela Tunnicliffe, Beth Johnson Foundation. Angela can be contacted by email.