Intergenerational projects

Intergenerational practice aims to bring people from different generations together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities promoting greater generational consciousness, understanding and respect between generations and contributing to building more cohesive communities.  
We have been visiting Shipley Manor Care Home, and they have been invited to visit us too.  

Research demonstrates that many adults in residential care suffer from anxiety and loneliness but some of this can be alleviated when older adults and children mix more often. However, there are benefits for everyone involved as bringing both young and older people together can boost children’s well-being,  language use and acquisition, their social interaction, have better outcomes in reading and communication skills, are more ‘school-ready’ and develop more empathy.