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1 Generations Together in Northamptonshire The School of Life Anne Lovely ‘School of Life’ Manager Tel:

2 Northamptonshire Targets 600 older volunteers (50+) 600 younger volunteers (Below 25) 25 activity sessions and workshops 9 colleges and schools involved 18 Third sector/community groups involved Outcomes

3 Delivery of Northamptonshire Project: Partnership Project – led by NCC Libraries South Northants Volunteer Bureau Northampton Volunteering Centre Nene Valley Community Action – Wellingborough area

4 4 key Strands Voluntary Sector working within their communities Local Delivery Funding – 2 rounds Community Spaces Linking with Youth Offending Team

5 Challenges Working with our partners Working with young people -Contacting Schools -Using ESCOs Working with older people CRB Checks – the changing picture

6 With the benefit of hindsight Universities – recruiting students Volunteering requirement for UCAS personal statement Study Centres Not just numbers – but meaningful interactions

7 With the benefit of hindsight Publicity for launch event – Councillor and Director involvement – keeping the momentum Selling the concept Press coverage Contact young people via Facebook!

8 Successes Weekly update to keep in touch and inform The Friday Bulletin

9 Successes Oakway Primary School Wellingborough Gardening Project

10 Successes Nicholas Hawksmoor School, Towcester Courtyard Garden Project

11 Successes Charity Shop DJ Northampton Project

12 Successes Partnering with the Youth Offending Team No Generation Gap Project

13 Successes Number of volunteers: 822 and rising 46 projects run to date Outcomes met

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15 Anne Lovely ‘School of Life’ Project Manager Tel:


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