Promoting intergenerational programmes: where is the evidence to inform policy and practice?

Statham, Elaine (2009) Promoting intergenerational programmes: where is the evidence to inform policy and practice? Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 5 (4). pp. 471-488. ISSN 1744-2656

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426409X478798

Abstract

UK government and non-governmental organisations are promoting the use of intergenerational programmes in England and Wales to improve community cohesion. However, much thought needs to be given to designing programmes and intergenerational projects stand an increased chance of succeeding if they draw on previous successes and failures. This will only be possible if the dearth of readily accessible and practical information needed by practitioners is rectified. In this article recommendations are made on what needs to be done to progress intergenerational, programmes and relations, achieve successful outcomes and avoid unintended consequences such as reinforcing negative, ageist stereotypes and exacerbating already fragile intergenerational relationships.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cohesion, Intergenerational, Research, Social capital
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2010 09:00
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 14:04
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/113927

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