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Intergenerational I.T – South Yorkshire Housing Association

We worked with South Yorkshire Housing Association to train 18 young volunteers to help eight of their older residents with a variety of technologies. We ran five sessions at Zest community centre, where older people were taught a range of technologies by the young people, from how to use a mobile phone, to digital photography. […]

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Intergenerational IT project – Neighbours Can Help/RMBC

A collaboration between three social enterprise start ups, us and Neighbours Can Help and SilenceBreakers, and Maltby Academy school, and funded by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. We recruited a group of young volunteers, aged 11-16, and helped them develop learning materials, then unleashed them on three groups of older people, to teach them how to […]

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Intergenerational project – Roundabout Homeless Charity

Roundabout’s hostel for young people is directly opposite supported accommodation for elderly people. We thought it was interesting that these neighbours both lived in supported accommodation away from their ‘homes’, and yet were at completely different stages of their lives. We worked with Roundabout to secure funding from Awards for All to deliver a speed […]

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Intergenerational IT project @ Maltby

Silent Cities and two other Sheffield social enterprises collaborated on a joint project in Maltby recently, bringing together young volunteers to train older people how to use the internet. The project aimed to bring together the old and the young generation to reduce isolation and increase independence amongst older people, by teaching them how to […]

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