Bridging the Generation Gap in Tough Times

02 sep 2011

New report from 4Children – Think Intergenerational: Connecting generations to support communities

The August riots have put the ‘broken society’ back at the top of the political agenda with all colours of the political spectrum asking questions about how we can create communities in which every member feels they have a stake. This comes at a time of profound economic challenges which will have an impact on the age groups growing at both ends of the demographic spectrum.

The national charity, 4Children, warns that the links between younger and older generations need to be strengthened if we are to stem the growing sense of isolation experienced by some younger and older people and begin to create more sustainable systems of support for one another. A new report, Think Intergenerational: Connecting generations to support communities, published today by 4Children with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, says we need to see both the young and the old as positive contributors to society during these challenging times.
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