National Intergenerational Week
Posted by Johanna Brooks on 8th March 2021
From 8th-14th March, we're joining Generations Working Together, Linking Generations Northern Ireland and Bridging the Generations to deliver a united campaign that celebrates connections accross generations.
Covid-19 brought new challenges to connection and relationships across the UK and the world. But while 2020 revealed the depth and breadth of our national loneliness, it also raised awareness of and empathy for people who experience loneliness and broader relational disconnection.
Intergenerational approaches are fundamental in rebuilding the relationships between generations further fractured by the pandemic. This is something we can attest to at The Cares Family, where even in a year of disconnection 6,787 older and younger neighbours shared time, new experiences and trust with one another – 75% more people than in 2019.
There are lots of organisations in the UK forging intergenerational relationships through fantastic projects. From schools and colleges, care homes to nurseries, sports groups to housing providers, across the UK there are initiatives connecting people of all ages in a mutually beneficial way. We don’t always share what we’re up to with the wider world though. That’s where National Intergenerational Week comes in.
In its second year, the campaign celebrates those moments and places where different age groups come together for shared benefit. These places will become even more important as we emerge from the pandemic, so we want to champion them.
Do you run or know of an amazing intergenerational project in your area? Tell us this #IntergenerationalWeek!
For more information, head to the Generations Working Together Website: https://generationsworkingtoge...