Intergenerational Forum: intergenerational practice in Arts & Wellbeing

Join us for a free online gathering, in partnership with InCommon, an informal space for arts & wellbeing providers to meet and share ideas around developing intergenerational practice in their services.

The session will be run by Rosy Banham (Programme Manager) and Michaela Tranfield (Programme Officer) from InCommon – a charity which connects young people with their older neighbours in retirement homes to learn and build friendships together.

During the session, Rosy and Michaela will share how InCommon developed its anti-prejudice charter, which seeks to challenge inequalities and foster inclusion across different strands of the organisation’s work.

They will discuss how this charter feeds into their intergenerational workshops for children and older people, and open up a conversation about how we can create inclusive intergenerational spaces for people with different identities and backgrounds. 

About the Intergenerational Forum:

This forum is an informal space for peer sharing and learning. We meet quarterly and anyone who is interested in developing their intergenerational practice is very welcome to join!

This forum is for arts and wellbeing providers who want to:

  • reflect on learnings from intergenerational projects
  • celebrate the successes
  • discuss the challenges
  • meet other people interested in sharing & developing intergenerational practice in their work
  • and discuss ideas for how we can create more opportunities for intergenerational connections going forward. 

Join us to share ideas, refine your intergenerational practices and meet other progressive people who are striving to innovate and excel in services for older and younger people.

About InCommon:

InCommon bridges generational divides. They connect groups of young people with their older neighbours in retirement homes to learn and build friendships together. Their activities help to boost older people’s wellbeing, support children’s social and emotional learning, and build more age-friendly communities for all. They bring people together, young and old, to find out what they have in common.

Monday 5th December 2022, 11am – 12.30pm GMT