‘Centres for all ages’ project nears crowdfunding target

Social enterprise, United for All Ages, is nearing its crowdfunding target of £25,000 which it will use to create 500 centres where older and younger people can mix.

They say their aim is to support the development of 500 ‘centres for all ages’ by 2023, with at least one in every community.

The crowdfunding page gives examples such as a care home with a nursery on site, a school where older people’s services are based, and older people’s housing schemes where students live.

They say they will share lessons and ideas between ‘centres for all ages’ through research, newsletters, publications, events and a revamped website.

They also say they will provide expertise directly to those developing shared sites and bring providers together to ‘ensure that intergenerational interaction is built in from the start.’

The project has backing from Legal & General.

Stephen Burke, director of United for All Ages, said: ‘Our aim is to help create 500 centres for all ages by 2023 where older and younger people can mix and share activities and experiences.

‘Ultimately we want people in every community to be able to access a centre for all ages. By bringing older and young people together we can tackle loneliness and exclusion and create stronger communities and a stronger country.

‘Our crowdfunding appeal is getting the message out about centres for all ages and means we can help more centres to get started.

‘Thanks to supporting funding form Legal & General, every donation will be worth more. Please support this growing movement for positive change for all ages in Britain.’

Visit the crowdfunding page here.


Thomas Barrett
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