Browse and download general intergenerational practice resources.
If you want to understand if your activities help people feel less lonely, then this guide is for you.
Strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections
Generations Working Together along with other organisations have contributed to the research used in the new framework for older people in 2019. Read it now.
Debate on the subject of Intergenerational work - MSP Christine Grahame: Generations Working Together —That the Parliament notes the innovative collaboration between Newbyres Village and Newbyres Nursery in Gorebridge, where children visit older residents on a weekly basis; considers that this is to the mutual benefit of the children and the older residents; understands that, on these visits, the children paint with the residents, are told stories, plant sunflowers, are taught nursery rhymes and play hilarious games, which assist hand and eye co-ordination of both young and old; congratulates the charity,
"Somewhere to go and something to do" Active and health ageing: An Action Plan for Scotland
Ageing Artfully: Older people and professionally participatory arts in the UK Artfully
Within the walls of a rather nondescript former community center in a high-poverty neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio, some magic happens everyday when young children and older adults at Champion Intergenerational Enrichment and Education Center get together, often in the multipurpose room that bridges the childcare and older adult areas of the building.
A guide to youth awards in Scotland (4th Edition)
Notes for Organisations Providing Intergenerational Projects or Programmes
This report focuses on how loneliness in later life can be combated through creating more connected communities and better design of retirement housing.
Dalmellington Care Centre won the Intergenerational Award for demonstrating how the young and the old can build good relationships and learn from each other.
Bringing Generations Together highlights some great examples of intergenerational practice from care services across Scotland highlighting the benefits of bringing people together from different generations.
Physical activity resource pack launched for care homes ... A THOUSAND care homes in Scotland are being asked to join a campaign to support physical activity for older residents. The Care Inspectorate, has launched a new multi-media resource pack, entitled 'Care About... Physical Activity' to help care home residents keep active. Research shows that taking part in regular, simple physical activities can bring a host of healthy benefits. Something as simple as making a cup of tea, going for a walk or taking part in a spot of gardening can make all the difference when it comes to helping people enjoy a better quality of life, especially as people get older. And now the Care Inspectorate, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health at Loughborough University, has launched a multi-media resource pack to support those who work in the care sector encourage physical activity as part of every resident’s daily life.
YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, is now welcoming applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund for projects to be delivered in 2016 -2017
Children in Scotland
If you know the funding programme you’re looking for, you can choose from the options on the website. Alternately try the Creative Scotland Funding Finder to see which funding programme best meets your needs.
Demographic change, generations and the life course
Effects of intergenerational Montessori-based activities programming on engagement of nursing home residents with dementia
Fourteen nursing home residents on a dementia special care unit at a skilled nursing facility took part in one-to-one intergenerational programming (IGP) with 15 preschool children from the facility’s on-site child care center. Montessori-based activities served as the interface for interactions between dyads.
A new resource from Generations United and EMIL, is an open access digital collection of research outputs to assist researchers and evaluators, practitioners, and policy makers in assessing intergenerational programs.
Next round of funding announced
Glasgow Mentoring Network
he Project MATES - Mainstreaming Intergenerational Solidarity is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme from the European Commission, as a Grundtvig Accompanying Measures Project. One of the main objectives of the Project is to produce a Guide of Ideas for Planning and Implementing Intergenerational Projects.
Guidelines: Bringing Together Local Authorities and Intergenerational Practice in a Scottish Policy Context
This resource provides local authorities, other agencies and projects with guidelines that clearly contextualise intergenerational practice in terms of Scottish national priorities.
Homeshare is the exchange of housing for help. It recognises that two people have needs and something to give.
Human Rights Inquiry
Intergenerational practice in museums
This Study, clarifies the concept of a society for all ages, explaining what intergenerational programmes are, describing their fundamental benefits and presenting some of the best practical models for achieving suitable community services and development for such a society
We are all enmeshed in intergenerational relationships. We are familiar with them. However, when we deal with these relationships in research, in teaching, in practical work or in politics we need generally intelligible key concepts. These are not meant to be definitive or dogmatic definitions, but explicit descriptions that acknowledge commonalities and differences between various disciplines and working fields.
Manifesto for Age Friendly Museums
Creating an Age-Friendly European Union means fostering solidarity between generations and enabling the active participation and involvement of all age groups in society while providing them with adequate support and protection.
Why measure loneliness? In a recent report, published with Age UK, we demonstrate that there is a lack of good quality evidence on the impact of different types of services on loneliness. This concerns us, as feeling lonely is linked to risk of an earlier death, depression, dementia and poor self-rated health. We need to know more about ‘what works’ to prevent or alleviate it.
New Report on intergenerational practices and their effectiveness at reducing loneliness/social isolation
This report produced by Nia Bryer, OB3 Research and Janine Owens, University of Sheffield includes interviews from Generations Working Together and Linking Generations Northern Ireland.
An interesting report from The National Records of Scotland regarding population projections for Scotland 2014-2039.
How do we make Scotland kinder? The University of Edinburgh has been hosting conversations to find the answer. Read the report now.
Bridges Together is pleased to present these creative ideas to engage, entertain, and strengthen families, organizations, and communities. Enjoy!
Nomination form for the 2017 Recognition Awards
The awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding talent, commitment and inspirational involvement of workers, volunteers and groups who are involved with and are embracing Intergenerational work across Scotland.
Scottish Mentoring Network
This is an infographic on loneliness in the UK, produced by Campaign to End Loneliness.
StoriiCare is a platform used by providers as a tool to record and improve care. Families and care staff can collaborate around the world through StoriiCare to ensure that care provided to their loved ones is truly person-centred.
A new report (2018) examining how attitudes to ageing can affect our health and wellbeing
The Children, Young People, Families, Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to administer and manage the Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund (CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund).
The Family Rights Group
‘A creative music project for primary school children and individuals with varying forms and stages of dementia’
A spotlight on the benefits of contact between the youngest and the oldest citizens in our communities
Towards more Confident Communities
Key components to ensure the success of intergenerational programmes
Community of Trikala and Kalampaka in Greece discovered the connection between Intergenerational Leaning and sustainable development via the Big Foot project.
Volunteer Development Scotland
CDAS recently asked its members for short statements on how they see community development as relevant to their work, and how their work contributes to community development. The 45 responses that we have received, listed below (covering 48 organisations), show the wide variety of sectors and types of organisation for whom community development is important and the many ways in which they contribute to it.