External Evaluation of Generations Working Together
GWT sought an evaluation of its impact on intergenerational practice and, specifically, of its effectiveness in meeting its key objectives. These objectives cover work with local authorities, Education Scotland and NHS Health Scotland to embed intergenerational practice in their work, alongside developing intergenerational practice networks and intergenerational volunteering.
Evidence of GWT’s achievement against these was gathered through a combination of a review of monitoring and evaluation data, an online member survey, in-depth interviews and focus groups. The evidence clearly suggests that GWT has developed a strong, multi-faceted model of working.
This has helped raise awareness of what constitutes good intergenerational practice, inspired people to take action and enhanced intergenerational practice and the partnerships that deliver it. Its success has been built on a ground-up process, inspiring the formation and continuation of thirty intergenerational practice networks across Scotland. A significant proportion of the members of these networks are performing, and evaluating, intergenerational work.
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