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Part 2

Intergenerational work, social capital and wellbeing

Intergenerational work, social capital and wellbeing

Carolyn Kagan, Anne-Marie Micallef, Asiya Siddiquee, Iyabo Fatimilehin, Amira Hassan, Carla de Santis, Reheela Ali, Tunde Zack Williams, Geoff Bunn.
(variously of Manchester Metropolitan University, Building Bridges, UCLAN).

Introduction
We will report on two intergenerational projects. The first is a School based project, wherein older people work as volunteers in primary and secondary schools in three different localities of the outer city of Manchester. The second is a project with Families in the community, involving older and younger men within families of Somali and Yemeni communities in the inner city (Liverpool). For the Schools project we were asked to evaluate a project that had been going for some time. However, the Families project was a piece of action research which involved implementing intergenerational activities and researching their impact on the participants. We were interested in examining the projects with a view to exploring their impact on participants in terms of wellbeing, as well the contribution they made to social capital and community cohesion.

 


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Carolyn Kagan, Anne-Marie Micallef, Asiya Siddiquee, Iyabo Fatimelehin, Amira Hassan, Carla de Santis, Reheela Ali, Tunde Zack Williams, Geoff Bunn

Carolyn Kagan, Anne-Marie Micallef, Asiya Siddiquee, Iyabo Fatimilehin, Amira Hassan, Carla de Santis, Reheela Ali, Tunde Zack Williams, Geoff Bunn.
(variously of Manchester Metropolitan University, Building Bridges, UCLAN).


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