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Intergenerational Linking: Spotlight on One Good Turn led by Alive in Bristol

Alive have been running their Intergenerational Linking project known as One Good Turn since August 2020. Here’s some of the brilliant activities that have taken place over the past few months: Maps of Memory In Summer 2021, Alive launched the Maps of Memory initiative, ‘exploring Bristol across the generations.’ Young people across Bristol have been […]

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Event: supporting positive relationships between managers and activity providers

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We are really pleased to be working with NAPA on a project to support activity providers and care home managers. We’re gathering positive practice examples from managers and activity providers that describe how working together creates great outcomes for people who live, die, work in and visit care homes. The expertise shared with us will […]

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Celebrating the young people involved in Intergenerational Linking for #iwill week

This #iwill week we’re celebrating the positive difference that the young people involved in Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking have made to the lives of the older people living in their linked care homes. Our social action project – England’s largest intergenerational project – is connecting care homes to their local communities and both […]

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Intergenerational Linking in care homes: spreading joy and understanding across the generations

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 edition of Care Management Matters “I wanted to take part because I wanted the older generation in our community to know that we care about them.” Ellie from Bristol is one of many hundreds of children who, over the past year, have been connecting with older people […]

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The FaNs Wishing Washing Line continues to bring joy to people in Essex care homes

Through FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) Network Essex, My Home Life Essex Community Association have continued to do brilliant work keeping people living in care homes across Essex connected to their local communities, despite the pandemic and its restrictions. We’ve spotlighted some wonderful success stories from the past few months, inspired by the Wishing Washing Line: […]

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Top Tips for supporting nominated visitors to return to the care home from a group of care home managers in Essex

The below thoughts were shared with My Home Life England by a group of care home managers in Essex. They shared tips for how they themselves and other managers could support their teams to welcome nominated visitors back into the care home, ensure safety and also look to the future. These are their thoughts: Prior to […]

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An update on our Intergenerational Linking project for Intergenerational Week

This week we’ve been supporting National Intergenerational Week, celebrating the moments and opportunities where different age groups come together and intergenerational friendships are made. Our intergenerational project Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is linking young people aged 5-14 from schools and youth groups with older people living in care homes. So far, so […]

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We are looking for new members to join our current national Advisory Group for Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking

** Please note the deadline for applications has now passed. If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact:  intergenerational.linking.1@outlook.com** Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is an exciting social action project that is linking together young people aged 5-14 from schools and youth groups with older people living in care […]

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Meet Dr Ali Somers – our new Research Fellow for Intergenerational Linking

Hello! I am thrilled to join Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking. As someone who is passionate about all things intergenerational, I think this project presents a meaningful opportunity to spark engagement between care homes and children across England, at a time when we will really need this connection most. The organisations we are […]

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Intergenerational Linking resources – connecting young people with care homes this winter

Do you have or know children looking for fun ways to connect with older people living in care homes this festive season? As part of our Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking project, in partnership with The Linking Network, we’ve created 7 step-by-step resources to encourage young people to connect with older people living in […]

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