East Lothian & Midlothian

Welcome to the East Lothian & Midlothian Network

GWT networks have been busy sharing news of intergenerational projects, useful and interesting resources and support for each other, as we all continue to navigate living through the pandemic – and looking forward to better times again. 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 programme of Thematic Network Meetings. The calendar for the year ahead will soon be updated, but have a look to see what is still “coming up” before summer break. There’s a constant feeling of optimism through the amazing people in Scotland who live and breathe intergenerational and connected ways of working and living. The link for the calendar can be found here then head to the events page to book your place at one of our themed network meetings.

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 Loreen to share your thoughts and experiences or knowledge of something that is happening. Stay in touch and stay involved!

Recognising and growing the strong tradition of wonderful intergenerational work in East and Midlothian – with Dunbar Grammar School, 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. In 2021 DGS also received a Highly Commended Award in the Innovation in the Communityhuge congratulations to all involved!

Latest News

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  • Women in Intergenerational Practice

    21 March 2023

    A celebration of women in intergenerational practice to mark International Women's Day.

  • Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund Launch

    14 March 2023

    The Minister for Equalities and Older People has announced the launch of the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund.

  • Sages and Seekers

    2 December 2022

    A Los Angeles project is pairing older people and teenagers to increase empathy, reduce ageism (in both directions) and improve mental health.

  • Intergenerational Friendships

    24 November 2022

    Have a read about having a friend from a different generation and the difference it can make to your life, and maybe you can share your own IG story with us.

  • Spread Christmas cheer this year

    24 November 2022

    For many, it’s a busy time of year, and for some it can feel quite lonely. Taking time to chat with neighbours over mince pies, or enjoying a shared meal is a great way to keep connected, which is why Eden are launching The Big Lunch at Christmas this year. Its a good time to bring generations together too.

  • GWT and partners celebrate after receiving £499,600 for a multi-year project

    16 November 2022

    Generations Working Together is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.