HACT celebrates today's EU day of Solidarity between Generations by launching the 'Age2age' evaluation report

29/04/2013

HACT launches final evaluation of five year inter-generational project.

Today's event aims to attract the attention of politicians at European, national, regional and local levels on how to rethink the concept of solidarity between the generations, and to promote active ageing.  HACT is therefore pleased to launch the final evaluation report of 'Age2age' - an inter-generational project that aims to bridge the 'generation gap' between the young and the old.

Over the past five years HACT's Age2age project established that engaging with different generations across the life span strengthened and enhanced the investment of housing associations in their communities.  Organisations like Polar HARCA, Home Group, Impact Housing, Karin HA, Old Ford HA, Genesis Community and Tower Hamlets Community Housing, found that they needed to develop new inter-generational expertise to work successfully across the generations.

In line with this launch, we have published a new blog by HACT's Deputy Chief Executive Andrew van Doorn, who discusses how the ever-widening gap between the generations needs to be firstly understood and then challenged to build stronger, supportive communities.  Click here to go to the blog now.

Links

Access 'Age2age: taking a whole community approach to building resilient communities - a project evaluation' by Dr Gillian Granville (April 2013). 

Find out more about the Age2age project.