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Research

Welcome to our research page. Here you will be able to find a wide range of research and studies on intergenerational practice from industry leaders.

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Generations provides a bold new framework for understanding the most divisive issues raging today: from culture wars to climate change and mental health.

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This collection introduces and explores the growing field of generational studies, providing a comprehensive overview of its strengths and limitations.

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Opportunities for social connection between generations in the UK have diminished over the last few decades because of changes in the way that we live and work. 

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This fifth Intergenerational Audit for the UK – part of the ESRC-funded research programme on how living standards have changed for younger generations.

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Professor Chris Whitty's annual report says we can improve older citizens' quality of life, and this should be a major aim of policy and medical practice.

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We need analysis of economic, societal and environmental indicators together to provide a true and full account of what life is like in the UK. 

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Information on the £42.6 million Accelerating Reform Fund to

boost quality and accessibility

of adult social care in England.

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This document offers ideas and suggested actions intended to be of use to anyone who is interested in improving lifelong ageing for all.

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A new guide to help organisations make their volunteering practices more age-friendly and inclusive. The Centre for Ageing Better.

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The guide provides step-by-step guidance for anyone who is using or wishes to use intergenerational practice to combat ageism.

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This document offers ideas and suggested actions intended to be of use to anyone who is interested in improving lifelong ageing for all.

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Ministers must tackle poverty, poor housing and air pollution to improve England’s worsening mental health.

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The Review highlights the potential for creative health to help tackle pressing issues in health and social care and more widely, including health inequalities and the additional challenges we face as we recover from Covid-19.

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There is emerging evidence around the benefits of social prescribing for young people, particularly for those aged

over 17, on personal and

mental wellbeing, including loneliness.

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A report from Magic Me

outlining their artist residencies

in care homes, research goals, research findings and

conclusions made from

this 4 year study

(2019 - 2023).

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The Active Across Ages pilot was an action-based research project focused on intergenerational activity, inspired & facilitated through the power of play & sport.

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The consensus on healthy ageing outlines how we can work towards more of our older years being spent in better health, while reducing inequalities.

Delivering more joined-up care for local communities Community providers are working with

Find out how how integration between primary care and community providers can support admission avoidance and reduce delayed discharge.

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Learn more about the key findings from Silver United, a cross-generational project to scope and test the potential for
long-standing partnerships between uniformed youth groups
and retirement living venues

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Here you can find the evaluation report of the Silver United project, conducted by YUF and IMM,

and learn more about the

project, consult, delivery, evaluation, conclusions drawn and next steps.

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The report outlines future projections on the ageing population, how this will have an effect on public services, longer time spent in ill health and suggestions for actions that would reduce the risks.

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Learn more about the key findings from Silver United, a cross-generational project to scope and test the potential for
long-standing partnerships between uniformed youth groups
and retirement living venues

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This Toolkit Report presents evaluation findings, practical tips and recommendations designed to help others understand how to adapt and apply the Music Moves approach within their own projects.

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This evaluation from Intergenerational Music Making (IMM) underscores the effectiveness of virtual activities in sustaining connections between older and younger individuals during the pandemic.

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This project, funded by The Dulverton Trust in partnership with the #iwill fund, aimed to connect approximately one hundred young people in schools with local older individuals.

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Take a look at how Millenium Care are utilising their garden to promote intergenerational relationship building, a healthy lifestyle and better physical and mental wellbeing.

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Norley Hall Care Home is welcoming students from Hope School and College to open opportunities for work placements and personal development. Learn about the benefits here.

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Incorporating music into daily routines ensures that it remains a tool for bonding, learning, and sensory exploration. Learn how this care home is bonding with generations.

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The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) attempted to measure how the wellbeing of young
adults aged 18 to 26 in the UK changed over the period between 1991 and 2017-18.

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Find out more about the New Age Without Limits campaign that aims to change the way we all think about ageing, and support a growing movement working to make society more age-inclusive.

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This report marks the first of a multi-year research partnership between The Inclusion Initiative and Protiviti to help leaders invest in the employee experience of multigenerational teams to raise productivity.

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