East Lothian & Midlothian
Welcome to the East Lothian & Midlothian Network
Springing into springtime on the back of very busy winter months which included the AGM, wonderful workshops and network meetings, a fantastic GWT Conference week, presentation of Excellence Awards and Recognition Awards AND the amazing National Intergenerational Week, is a joy.
GWT networks have been busy sharing news of intergenerational projects, useful and interesting resources and support for each other, as we all experienced a second lockdown. The website has been refreshed (so please enjoy a wander through the different pages) and the ‘small but perfectly formed’ GWT team have been hard at work behind the scenes too creating a Thematic Network Meetings calendar for the year ahead. There’s a constant feeling of optimism and a true faith in the amazing people in Scotland who live and breathe intergenerational and connected ways of working and living. Follow the link here:
Thematic Calendar March to June 2021
Go to the events page and book your place at one of our themed network meetings.
“Don’t hide your light under a bushell” is Loreen’s message. If you are working on something that is, or feels like it could become, truly intergenerational – please do get in touch and share it. The more we raise awareness and understanding of intergenerational work, the more we inspire – you are always welcome to email email@example.com to share your thoughts and experiences or knowledge of something that is happening. Stay in touch and stay involved!
At this year’s conference, Dunbar Grammar School received a Highly Commended award for their intergenerational development work over pandemic times, with adaptation of Dunbar Dinners and the commencement of a richly rewarding Penpal project. (Especial mention to Ryan and Lydia who inspired so many). Category – Innovation in the Community – huge congratulations to all involved!
Recognising and growing the strong tradition of wonderful intergenerational work in East and Midlothian – with Newbyres Nursery, First Step Community Project, Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School, Dunbar Grammar School, Volunteer Centre Midlothian, Art Point Scotland, to name but a few, is a real pleasure! (Our banner picture notes award presented to Dunbar Fashion School for winning one of Generations Working Together’s Awards for their contribution to reducing loneliness and isolation (2019). The award was presented at the national Conference by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP.)
15 April 2021
As COP26 is approaching in Scotland, Sustainability First are leading an innovative intergenerational project that aims to build intergenerational solidarity and tackle waste. They are currently looking for older people to participate.
11 March 2021
Check here for the latest conference news which includes webinar slides, films, and details on who won this year's Excellence Awards.
23 February 2021
GWT will be hosting 6 online webinars over the week commencing Monday 8th March 2021
14 January 2021
There is still time to nominate your project and celebrate future plans for intergenerational work.
14 January 2021
New UK campaign launching Monday 18th January 2021.
7 January 2021
Shared Lives Plus is recruiting a P/T Development Officer to support the development and start-up of 3 new Homeshare programmes in Scotland.
3 March 2021
4 November 2020
28 October 2020
29 September 2020
28 May 2020
22 January 2020