In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater

Caroline CookeDirector, Share and Care Homeshare 03/02/21 The pandemic has shown how loneliness and isolation affects everyone, with many people living alone feeling more cut-off than ever. The need for alternative accommodation solutions within the community has never been greater, and Homeshare initiatives demonstrate the positive role of intergenerational living. Read the blog in fullContinue reading “In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater”

Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland

The need for a radical and new approach on providing long-term care to Ireland’s aging population has been highlighted, in a new report commissioned by Safeguarding Ireland. The report said there is an unresolved ‘generational conflict’ in how the cost of caring for older people will be funded. Questions on how this can be borneContinue reading “Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland”

A Foundation for Life – The Therapeutic Care Journal

There is one element of most stories that I have come to recognise however. The home provided values, patterns, discipline, in short: a foundation for life. In some ways the life in the home was institutional and therefore different from much family life: becoming a parent with your own children required a good deal ofContinue reading “A Foundation for Life – The Therapeutic Care Journal”

News | United For All Ages

NEW Together in the 2020s – twenty ideas for creating a Britain for all ages by 2030: download United for All Ages’ new report and news release, published on 7 January 2020 The report calls for care homes to become community hubs; for schools to extend their opening hours to provide community spaces for intergenerationalContinue reading “News | United For All Ages”

A design for later life – senior living and intergenerational communities – Blogs – Housing LIN …intergenerational community concept presents a layered urban community, focused around a hub for social, wellbeing and economic interaction. Residents of all housing types have access to a wealth of shared facilities; including market and event spaces, a library, asContinue reading

About – Care Campus Dumfries and Galloway

The original idea of a caring campus for Dumfries and Galloway came from the academic institutes within the Crichton Campus and has been discussed across several organisations since 2014. Two events took place in 2016 to explore how ‘The Crichton Care Campus’ may look.  The first, in October, was a public dissemination event – ‘Re-imaginingContinue reading “About – Care Campus Dumfries and Galloway”

The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old

This report, “The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old,” is a follow-up to a 2018 report, “All in Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive.” For the new report, the organizations conducted interviews with staff and board members at existing and planned intergenerational shared sitesContinue reading “The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old”

Intergenerational Living – a new way of living the old way

Justin Shee, The Kohab 07/03/19 “OK, so I get why older people would want to live around younger people, but why on earth would young people want to live around old people?!” This is one of the most common questions I get when I talk about The Kohab’s (opens new window) intergenerational living model.  ItContinue reading “Intergenerational Living – a new way of living the old way”