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How to set up activities to bring different age groups together and benefit all involved.

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26 April 2022
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Intergenerational practice brings people of different ages together. Projects offer activities which are beneficial and enjoyable to all involved. Intergenerational practice can help people feel less lonely or socially isolated. Participants learn more about different age groups and feel part of their community.

Our strategies Loneliness and social isolation and the Strategy for an aging society recognise the benefits of helping communities come together. 

How to set up an intergenerational project

Read our report on the effects of intergenerational practice on those involved. It also looks at what can help and hinder a successful intergenerational project 

There are a variety of projects happening across Wales. Here are some useful examples and tips on how to set up a project:

Intergenerational resource toolkit (Older People’s Commissioner and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales)

Friend of mine initiative (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board)

Follow the Building Generations network on social media:

Pontio'r Cenedlaethau, Cyngor Gwynedd (Facebook)

Pontio’r Cenedlaethau (@cenedlaethau) (Twitter)

How intergenerational projects work in practice

Contact details

Intergenerational practice mailbox Welsh Government

If you would like more information, or have any queries, please contact us.