Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is our national social action project that’s linking young people aged 5-14 from schools and youth groups with older people living in care homes.
It’s currently the biggest intergenerational project with care homes in England!
Younger and older people have come together in lots of different, creative ways and there have been some really special moments of connection and wonderful friendships formed.
Watch these videos from 3 of our local projects to see what they’ve been up to!
Sefton project – led by Windmills Foundation
Bury project – led by CLAS (Curriculum Language Access Service)
Leicester project – led by St Philip’s Centre
There are currently 11 Intergenerational Linking projects across England, led by local organisations and charities. See more info on the project page here.
Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is a partnership project from us at My Home Life England and our colleagues at The Linking Network.
The project is funded through the #iwill Fund. The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £66 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.
The Dunhill Medical Trust is acting as a match funder for this project and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund. We are so grateful for their support.