Age UK Enfield

Citizenship - Helping Bridge the Generation Gap

Providing a safe, non-judgmental environment in which young people and older volunteers can engage in open topical discussions. Allows inter-generational people to explore their role and place in society. Reducing social stereotypes or barriers which helps each party to better understand each other

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2014 to 12:00 AM, 1 October 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1063696)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “It was very interesting and fun and I would like to do it again.”

    — Student

  • “It was very interesting and fun and I would like to do it again.”

    — Student

Situation

By engaging young people with older people, helps bridge the generation gaps and reduces stereotyping. By exploring topics inc: anti-social behavior, crime, racism, community issues, goals and aspirations allows open free communication. Some young people do not have a key adult figure to turn to, where they can openly talk to about any fears or anxiety. Some older people may not have younger siblings to interact with. Bringing together young people and older people helps join up society.

Solution

Working together between the generations allows individuals to communicate freely. Older volunteers have a real purpose in offering a listening ear, support, help and/or advice and young people who engage with older mentors, feel their views are valued and listened to. By inspiring younger people to become significant worthy individuals who contributes positively to society gives them new life goals and ambitions, which may help reduce anti-social behavior and crime figures.