Meet the team
What We Do
We specialise in the promotion of intergenerational practice. We create opportunities in all sorts of places and for all sorts of reasons for different generations to learn from, support, meet and enjoy each other. Since 2009, we have been supporting lots of amazing people all across NI to bring generations together in the places where they live and work. We take our inspiration from the incredible stories they tell us about the power of bringing generations together.
Intergenerational practice provides structured opportunities to link generations, improving understanding and increasing mutual support. This contributes to the building of age-friendly communities where we respect each other, have a voice and get to play our part.
Linking Generations Northern Ireland is part of the Beth Johnson Foundation: Beth Johnson Foundation
We Link Generations
We create opportunities in all sorts of places and for all sorts of reasons for different generations to learn from, support, meet and enjoy each other. If you have a big or small idea, get in touch and if we can support you, we will.
The Principles of intergenerational practice:
- Mutual and reciprocal benefits
- Asset based
- Well planned
- Culturally grounded
- Strengthens community bonds
- Promotes active citizenship
- Challenges ageism
(European Commission, 2009)
‘Intergenerational practice aims to bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building more cohesive communities. Intergenerational practice is inclusive, building on the positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other and those around them.’