How to set up activities to bring different age groups together and benefit all involved.
Intergenerational practice brings people of different ages together. Projects offer activities which are beneficial and enjoyable to all involved. Intergenerational practice can help people feel less lonely or socially isolated. Participants learn more about different age groups and feel part of their community.
How to set up an intergenerational project
Read our report on the effects of intergenerational practice on those involved. It also looks at what can help and hinder a successful intergenerational project
There are a variety of projects happening across Wales. Here are some useful examples and tips on how to set up a project:
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How intergenerational projects work in practice
Watch a range of videos on how intergenerational projects work in practice (Pontio'r Cenedlaethau YouTube):
Trefnant – ConneXions: This is a community lead project which works with Trefnant school. Children and older people enjoy various activities where the young teach the older and the older teach the young.
Plas Ogwen Gwynedd Council: A care home and a local school have created a special friendship bench for the garden of the care home.
Repair Cafe Wales: people of all ages get together monthly at the repair cafe in Canton, Cardiff to save items from landfill and to socialise .
People Speak Up run various projects and offer intergenerational connectivity online.
Bangor Litter Picking: Adra, a housing association in North Wales are bringing people of all ages together to work on improving their community.
Intergenerational practice mailbox Welsh Government
Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome correspondence in Welsh.
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