BIG ISSUE: INTERGENERATIONAL CARE

The co-location of nurseries and care homes is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. We look at the thinking behind intergenerational care, the latest developments and examples of best practice.

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New intergenerational scheme to grow, cook and eat together

A new lottery-funded programme aims to connect people of all ages and tackle loneliness and unhealthy eating.

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Managing Equality and Diversity, Part 2: Age

Gabriella Jozwiak asks how settings can make sure they don’t discriminate against older or younger members of staff, and they encourage intergenerational understanding...

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Nurseries urged to interact with older people to boost children's life chances

A new report recommends all nurseries and schools link with care homes to improve children’s educational attainment.

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Workshops pave the way to bringing young and old together

A series of free workshops has been launched to encourage more intergenerational experiences.

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Ambitious intergenerational co-location project unveiled

Social enterprise United for All Ages (UfAA) and care home operator Millennium Care are working together on a £12m intergenerational development, which is hoped...

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Fundraising appeal to develop care for all ages

Think-tank United for All Ages has set up a crowdfunding campaign to support the development of 500 intergenerational centres over the next five years.

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Ofsted inspectors issued with new guidance on Intergenerational co-location

Ofsted has issued new guidance to inspectors on registering and inspecting sites shared by childcare and eldercare services.

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Language lessons bridge the generations

A new intergenerational scheme has launched, helping young children and elderly people to learn languages together.

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EYFS Best Practice: All about… Intergenerational Co-location

Intergenerational co-location is the way forward in developing early years practice to meet the needs of young children and the elderly today. Lorraine George explains...

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Shared nursery and elder care sites will end ‘age apartheid’

A new report has called for the introduction of 500 intergenerational shared sites to unite young and old people and counter ‘age apartheid’.

Comment

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Yes, Minister, we need more intergenerational care for young and old

The health minister's support for intergenerational care is a welcome boost for this growing movement, says Stephen Burke of United for All Ages