Intergenerational Practice Toolkit - Old's Cool

The Citadel Youth Centre’s Old’s Cool Intergenerational Project was launched in August 2015. The aim of the project is to train and support young people at risk of disengaging from school, to facilitate intergenerational activity with older people, and to present a record of their work to the wider community.

To achieve this, specific objectives have been identified as follows:

  • To develop the communication skills and confidence of the young people
  • To improve the level of understanding between older and younger people in Leith
  • To evidence the potential value of youth work in general and intergenerational practice in particular, for delivering the educational outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

As part of the project, this toolkit was created in order to share the Old’s Cool model of Intergenerational Practice and to highlight best practice when working in partnership with schools.

Feedback was also collected from practitioners in the development of this toolkit.