Beyond Recovery Intergenerational Activity & Neighbourhood Project

Our Intergenerational Program is funded by the Government’s Know Your Neighbourhood program whose goal is to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Intergenerational Projects

Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland has developed a new training course in Intergenerational Practice, initially aimed at faith groups, schools & churches.

An intergenerational project is all about bringing younger and older people together to share in experiences that are purposeful, happy and bring a host of benefits to all.

The course is run over two sessions and looks at Intergenerational Practice in theory and practical application. We look at examples using videos, personal experience and interactive activities to give you the skills to plan and create your own intergenerational work.

In addition to introducing the concept of good intergenerational practice, B.R.I.A.N will:

  • Train volunteers & professionals in Intergenerational Practice
  • Create volunteering opportunities
  • Show how to plan and run intergenerational activities & projects
  • Connect people through low-cost, sustainable activities

    Research has shown that intergenerational work has positive benefits for children and older people to:

    • Improve quality of life
    • Foster understanding friendship and respect between generations
    • Form new friendships and connections
    • Boost self-esteem confidence and well-being
    • Empower and give a voice to both younger and older people
    • Provide opportunities for knowledge exchange with young people and a chance to reminisce
    • Enable participants to become more active and engaged

    Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland is a small local charity that works with organisations to help communities to flourish. Our work includes supporting families, intergenerational activities, work to reduce loneliness and isolation and community engagement.

    TM&C has been granted Lottery funding to develop intergenerational activities and training in Middlesbrough through the Brighter Lives Intergenerational Activity and Neighbourhood project (BRIAN).