Creating Caring Connections provides support to organisations to introduce & integrate intergenerational connections into their settings.
‘Intergenerational practice aims to bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building more cohesive communities.
Intergenerational practice is inclusive, building on the positive resources that the younger and older have to offer each other and those around them’ (Beth Johnson Foundation, 2009).
Intergenerational connections can complement & enhance care & education through utilising the individuals who make up the community within which the provision is being provided. Research has identified many positive outcomes for all involved including an increase in physical & mental wellbeing.
Support will look different for each organisation but could include;
-Workshops to develop an understanding of intergenerational practice, its benefits, & ways to introduce & integrate the approach
-Support to connect with another organisation, introduce & integrate intergenerational connections
To find out more & discuss your requirements, please get in touch.
'It has been a great experience working alongside Steph to make the intergenerational connections happen. She has been both professional and caring to organise and run successful sessions with the school children and residents of the care home. The sessions have been well thought out and coincide with our National Curriculum objectives, which has made the project meaningful. Thank you to Steph for all the hard work and effort she has gone to, to make this happen, it is clear that the residence and children have thoroughly enjoyed their weekly experiences' - Year 2 Teacher'
Taking part in Intergenerational Connections has been a great way for our residents to link up with younger members from the local community within the pandemic. Meeting up once a week and being able to take part in activities together, sharing work and stories. The residents have enjoyed getting to know the younger members and taking part in the range of activities within the sessions Steph has put together' - Activity Coordinator
Grange & Mill Lane - Felixstowe
Langer & The Westcliff - Felixstowe