At Intergen we
• Create partnerships to benefit students, older people and teachers
• Work with schools to build community links between all age groups
• Encourage learning and well-being
• Reduce ageist stereotyping
• Promote 'learning as fun' for everyone
We know it works because
• We have reports and information about our practice, outputs and outcomes. The most recent is an evaluation report carried out by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Institute for Health & Community Psychological Research Team, Research Institute for Health & Social Change.
• We started with a handful of volunteers and one school now we have over a hundred volunteers in over twenty schools.
• Older people feel more valued
• Volunteers become part of school & local community
• Older people and students form relationships in and out of school
• Students get additional training & learn new skills