Intergenerational Linking will be a virtual programme initially where children and older people in care homes will connect by exchanging message and activity outcomes. The details of your project will be decided by yourself and the school or youth organisation
that you are linked with, so that everyone involved helps shape what would be meaningful to do together during this challenging time.
We are clear that it must be manageable for teachers. TLN will provide virtual support for teachers and care home staff to equip them to lead the project. We will also provide a
range of classroom activities and resources which are tailored to the current context along with ongoing guidance to support Intergenerational Linking.
In order to support the intergenerational link, XXX are pleased to be able to offer some funding for resources and cover costs.
Taking part in the project will:
Develop pupils’ understanding of some of the challenges of those living in care homes – E.g. Dementia Awareness
Provide opportunities to exchange and share experiences that foster meaningful relationships between the generations and develop empathy, awareness and respect for others
Enable pupils to contribute to the wider community
Enable pupils to make decisions about their intergenerational link and to be part of a youth-led social action project
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