23rd September 2020

We are excited in Torbay that the children cared for by the Intergenerational Childminders that are usually based in Warberries Care Home Torquay have contributed pictures to the exhibition for Arts in Care Home Day. They are also planning some window waves to their elderly friends. This will kick off the intergenerational reconnection programme in […]

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26th August 2020: Rebuilding bridges

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic there had been a real growth in the practice of intergenerational learning, with many early years providers developing beneficial partnerships with elder care settings in their community. Then came Covid19 and everything stopped. To enable children to continue their relationships with their elderly friends it’s very important that we re-evaluate […]

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22nd July 2019: Intergenerational Sports Day at Bethesda Care Home

Intergenerational Sports Day at Bethesda Care Home A fun packed day intergenerational sports day recently took place with early years children, looked after by local childminders, and residents of the Bethesda Care Home in Torquay. Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Cordelia Law, said: “This was a great day and is a great example of […]

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19th May:Social Integration APPG launches ‘Healing the Generational Divide’ report

This week saw the release of a much awaited document created by the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) in response to their call for evidence upon the importance of social integration in the UK. The report can be found here The report focuses on four main policy areas through which stronger intergenerational connections can be […]

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6th March: Generations Working Together National Conference

I took some annual leave this week to enable me to travel to Glasgow and attend the Generations Working Together (GWT) National Conference to hear about the great intergenerational work that is going on in Scotland. GWT provides information, delivers support and encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations, by working, learning, volunteering and […]

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