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This initiative promotes and supports the development of intergenerational practice between the elderly and children by providing opportunities to bring different generations together, improving understanding and increasing mutual support. The vision is to achieve age friendly communities where everyone respects each other and has a voice and a role to play.

What is intergenerational Practice (IP)?

Intergenerational Practice provides structured opportunities to bring different generations together with the aim of improving understanding and increasing the mutual support they can provide. This contributes to the building of age friendly communities where everyone respects one another, has a voice and a role to play.

Bringing generations together can counter the negative perceptions each group may have of the other and build positive relationships based on trust and mutual understanding.

Giant Leap Linked Generations Initiative (GLLG)

GLLG is an Intergenerational Initiative creating opportunities for younger and older people to meet and learn from each other. It promotes the development of Intergenerational Practice across Burnley, Lancashire by:

  • Raising awareness of the nature and purpose of IP;
  • Working in partnership with organisations to promote IP;
  • Providing advice and guidance

The broad aim of the GLLG is to promote dialogue across the generations that results in shared learning through shared activities.

  • This is achieved by:
    • Volunteering at Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre to take
      part in story time sessions by reading to the children, art and
      craft activities, including baking and cooking with the children,
      gardening, making music etc.
    • Monthly visits from the nursery children to Residential Care Homes
      attending play dates where children and residents play card and
      board games and carry out arts and craft activities together.
      In addition, the children visit the care homes on special calendar
      events such as Halloween trick-or-treating or Christmas Carol Concerts.
    • Joined trips and outings.
    • Joined Forest School outdoor activities.
  • Future projects:
    • Organise a seminar to share learning and practice on intergenerational work
      and provide an opportunity for GLLG Initiative to link and partner with other
      organisations interested in work between the younger and older generations.

If you are interested in taking part or would like to receive further information about the GLLG Initiative please speak to the director, Dr. Domenica Hume on Tel. 01282 425893 or per email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giant Leap Childcare

Coal Clough House, Coal Clough Lane
Burnley, Lancs, BB11 4NJ

by phone: 01282 425 893

by e-mail: info[at]giantleapchildcare.co.uk

or fill in the form on our contact page

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