Intergenerational Manifesto launched

Generations Working Together has worked with its members to create a first intergenerational manifesto that calls for Scotland to become an intergenerational nation.

Our manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Government Election:

▪ identifies three areas that we believe the Scottish Government elected for 2021 – 2026, and all elected Members of the Scottish Parliament should focus on to help ensure that relationships between generations are strengthened and Scotland becomes more connected and inclusive.
▪ makes fifteen specific calls for action, which we believe would help the nation to make significant progress towards becoming an intergenerational nation and improve the quality of life for Scots of all ages.

Alison Clyde, the Chief Executive of Generations Working Together has said of the new intergenerational manifesto ‘We feel now is the time for Scotland to become an intergenerational nation. One where ageism is tackled, where nobody feels lonely in their community, and where younger and older people can support each other and learn from each other. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the danger of isolation and the key role that our communities play in bringing people together. We hope that as many people as possible can sign up to support us in our call for an intergenerational nation’.

George Kay, the Chair of Generations Working Together has stated “I am very pleased to release our first intergenerational manifesto on the world day of kindness. Bringing generations together is essential to tackling ageism and loneliness in our society and I hope to see an intergenerational hero in all areas of Scotland”.

Graham Hewitson, the Vice-Chair of Generations Working Together has said “We have always believed that positive intergenerational relationships have an important contribution to make to a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, but the present circumstances make these relationships more important than ever. Our manifesto for an intergenerational Scotland sets out an ambitious range of priorities and actions which we believe will make a significant and sustained contribution to a better quality of life for many Scots. We hope that organisations and individuals will support it and commit to helping us to achieve an intergenerational Scotland.”

We are now looking for representatives at all levels of government, our members, the public, and organisations to join us in making this call for an intergenerational nation a reality. Please contact Kate Samuels, our Communications and Policy Officer if you would like to write about the intergenerational manifesto or to join our campaign for making Scotland the first intergenerational nation.