Intergenerational Work

Added on 12/07/2008
Updated on 17/03/2009

The dignity of older people in their wider communities is key if we are to achieve real cultural change. Outdated attitudes and stereotypes to aging need to be challenged, and the barriers that prevent older people staying involved in society need to be removed.

Dignity Champions from all backgrounds may wish to explore how intergenerational work may help in achieving this wider cultural change and in developing good and mutually supportive relationships between people from different generations and backgrounds. We know that when older and younger people come together in an intergenerational activity, participants often feel increased self-esteem, respect and experience improvements in their health or well-being.

  • Beth Johnson Foundation Website
    The Centre for Intergenerational Practice (CIP), based at the Beth Johnson Foundation , aims to support the development of intergenerational practice throughout the UK and to promote an understanding...
  • Eagle Project
    Explore the EAGLE collection and analysis of Practice Case Studies on intergenerational learning in England including: Women's Library Projects (England) Derbyshire Intergenerational Strategy - Gardening...
  • Poem on ageing - See me?
    The origin of this poem is uncertain. General consensus is that when an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a hospital, it appeared she had left nothing of value but on packing up her possessions,...
  • Dignity Champions Stories - Intergenerational
  • Full of Life Campaign
    Full of Life is a celebration of the opportunities, achievements, and aspirations of older people and their contribution to our society and economy. On 1 October this year we will be celebrating UK...
  • Pupils take part in dignity in care poster competition
    Pupils from King James School in Almondbury near Huddersfield have taken part in a poster competition run locally to promote the Dignity in Care campaign.