Intergen

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

About Intergen Research and evidence

INTERGEN IN 1 MINUTE

We help create sustainable services to inspire & support young & old members of local communities by bringing them together in shared places and spaces.

Twenty years of R&D have shown us that the programme has value for all the stakeholders
which includes older people, young peopleand teachers.

INTERGEN IN NUMBERS

1100

Children helped

4595

Volunteer hours

Potentially we can help

1000

schools in England alone

Potentially we can create

3000

part time positionsfor older people

INTERGEN IN WORDS

What: Brings older and younger people together to learn and have fun, sharing the untapped skills, knowledge and experience of life older people have to offer, so they support and inspire each other. Where: In schools, secondary and primary in their neighbourhood. Why: Two sections of our local communities are being increasingly challenged: Schools are expected to continuously improve the education experience, and achieve better numeracy and literacy results, despite increasing class sizes and constrained budgets. Older people are living longer, often without close family nearby, and the social care budget is growing larger and larger. They represent an untapped resource or skills and knowledge for schools.

INTERGEN IN PHOTOS

Intergen provides many advantages for young people
and it can change the attitudes of older people too

Jan Garrett

Head teacher