Caritas Plymouth, in partnership with Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust, is embarking on an ambitious 18-month funded project as part of an exciting national initiative known as Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking, which promotes young people’s engagement with older people living in care homes across England.

Our schools are already doing fantastic work in their local communities. We have seen for ourselves the benefits of intergenerational projects – enriching lives, developing new skills and giving a sense of living history to younger people and keeping older people connected to a rapidly changing world. Caritas Plymouth is pleased to work in partnership with ten schools to explore new ways to reach out to those who may be isolated.

We are grateful for a grant from the intergenerational linking initiative, which is run by partner organisations My Home Life England and The Linking Network, and is jointly funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust and the #iwill Fund, from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

If you would like to find out more, please email caritas@prcdtr.org.uk.