In 2012, Belfast signed up to become ‘Age-friendly’, in line with World Health Organisation guidelines which committed Belfast to encourage active ageing and enhance the quality of life for older people by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security. Following consultation with older and younger people across the city, it was clear that intergenerational work and taking an all age approach when needed is an important aspect in achieving our ambition of being an age-friendly city and as a result intergenerational work has been included in Belfast Age-friendly plan 2014 – 2017.The development of the Age-friendly Belfast toolkit and guide was a result of a lack of written guidance support available to groups and communities wanting to develop their own intergenerational practices. Partners involved in planning and implementing our resource included Belfast City Council Youth Forum, Greater Belfast Seniors Forum, Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Belfast City Council Community Services and Linking Generations Northern Ireland.Our Toolkit and guide offers organisations information and practical advice to effectively plan, implement and evaluate their own intergenerational projects. Belfast Age-friendly intergenerational toolkit and guide has been designed to be used by frontline staff, volunteers of younger and older people services and others working in similar roles. It enables you to establish the support you need to actively engage older and younger people in their communities promoting participation and a sense of belonging.
Other target group(s): Younger and Older people
Sector(s): Social protection
Desired outcome for older people:
Build and maintain relationships
- Intergenerational activities
Name: Ross, Anne
Email address: anne.ross@BHDU.orgPreferred language(s): English