In April Alive Activities received funding to run an intergenerational social action project across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
Our intergenerational work links up older people living in care homes with younger people between the ages of 5 and 16. We work with schools, youth groups, families, care homes and individuals. A key focus of the work is to promote social action across the generations, empowering both younger and older people to have a positive impact on their environment and the community.
Via a program of activities, trips and events participants will be supported to identify the social issues that they care most about. We will then work together to raise awareness around this issue. Examples could include planting a veg patch to encourage healthy eating, organising a litter pick in the neighbourhood, designing a poster around wellbeing or mental health. In a previous project an older participant and younger person worked together to produce posters about recycling and plastic pollution. It worked well as the older person was able to support the younger generation with their artwork and ideas.
The beauty of this project is that those involved can do something as big as little as they want. Some participants prefer to engage in a one-off activity or workshop whereas some participants plan longer lasting campaigns.
If you would like to volunteer or take part in an intergenerational workshop or campaign we’d love to hear from you. One Good Turn is an opportunity to come together across the generations while also having a positive impact on our communities and the environment. Click here to find out more about volunteering.
Wondering how it all works? Watch this short video:
To find out more or get involved contact email@example.com or call us on 0117 377 4756