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Intergenerational Linking: Spotlight on Leeds project, led by Development Education Centre (DEC)

In autumn 2021, Leeds DEC launched their intergenerational project (as part of Care Home FaNs: Intergenerational Linking) with an interactive workshop. Children took part in a carousel of activities designed to get them thinking about older people, their childhoods and the lives they may have lived. They were invited to play with Meccano, dress up […]

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Hundreds sign-up to our ‘Become a Care Home Friend’ Intergenerational Challenge!

To mark Global Intergenerational Week at the end of April, we launched our ‘Become a Care Home Friend’ Intergenerational Challenge for young people aged 5-14. The challenge aims to get more young people thinking about different age groups, learning about care homes and connecting with a care home near them. The challenge runs for 10 […]

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We’re recruiting a Researcher to support Intergenerational Linking

Researcher Post – My Home Life England at City, University of London. Join Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking – our national programme supporting young people to engage with care homes! Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant/Fellow to work with the My Home Life England team, in partnership with The Linking Network, […]

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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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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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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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