10 September 2019

Family Services Commissioning

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Are you interested in intergenerational activity?

Intergenerational activities spread a little happiness and are fun for all involved. There will be a more positive perception of people from different generations by challenging negative stereotypes and breaking down barriers.

Successful Hertfordshire schemes have highlighted the positive impact the magic of children has on residents including reducing feelings of loneliness for those who receive no visitors. New mums with babies describe how they have reduced their own feelings of isolation and how their children who live thousands of miles from grandparents benefit from time spent with the older generation.

Family Services Commissioning (FSC) and Herts Care Providers Association (HCPA) are working in partnership to expand on this success by joining up interested early years providers and family centres with nearby care homes.

FSC has created an intergenerational guide for early years providers and family centres that wish to take part in intergenerational activity.

'It really is uplifting to hear a three year old child refer to our visit to the nursing home as ’our visit to our friends’ and several of the residents often say, with tears in their eyes, ‘aren’t they (the children) beautiful‘’

East Herts Family Centres

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