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How care homes and nurseries are coming together for good

Intergenerational care is the practice of bringing the young and elderly together by introducing nurseries and care homes to one another. This new style of care is revolutionising care homes worldwide and participants swear by the practice. Age UK Mobility has looked at the history behind intergenerational care and talked to some of the people behind this new trend including Activate Learning.

Age UK Mobility spoke to Leah Bryan and Fiona Taylor, the two-staff leading this project at Activate Learning. Leah, the early year’s assessor at Activate Learning, told them some more about how it came to be: “Initially the project was inspired by the care home for four-year olds program that was televised. This sowed the seed of thought for Activate Learning services to the public staff to embark on a new and inspiring project. Whilst investigating inter-generational work in the UK a connection was made with ‘United for all ages’. The motivation and the passion soon developed to work with some of our closest placement providers and employers. Students too were shown the program and a committee of students soon developed."

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