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15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Beth Johnson Foundation Network Meeting 15 th December 2010 Friends House, London Lorna Stanley Andrew.

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1 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Beth Johnson Foundation Network Meeting 15 th December 2010 Friends House, London Lorna Stanley Andrew Haydon

2 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading A series of community and schools-led projects. Festival of Ages Involving 1,300 volunteers older, 650 younger. Benefiting a further 1,000 recipients and many more wider participants. Targeting the most deprived areas within Reading. Delivery being managed by the voluntary sector, reporting quarterly to our Local Authority, Reading Borough Council (RBC).

3 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading About Reading

4 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Our Projects 4 separate work-streams: –The Arts –Sports and Leisure –Community and Democracy –Learning Together 21 projects accepted in formal Commissioning Rounds 10 projects completed

5 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Design our Logo Project

6 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading What’s Working Well (1) Effective partnership working between Age UK Berkshire, Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership (CBEBP) and Reading Borough Council. Safeguarding risk assessment process in place. Local evaluation methodology agreed and successfully piloted.

7 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading What’s Working Well (2) 5 Commissioning Rounds held to give projects the go-ahead. PR activity has resulted in some good coverage since our official media launch in March. Festival of Ages 2010: 2 nd - 9 th October Volunteers involved in 21 projects 1406 Wider participants 225 Recipients

8 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Challenges We’ve Faced (1) Festival of Ages –Buy in from community groups Performances at the festival Activities for the week –Time of year –Venue Celebrity commitment for festival

9 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Challenges We’ve Faced (2) Community groups understanding Intergenerational work Consent from parents for under 16s to participate in evaluation Setting up Networks and Forums Older Volunteer Recruitment –Hard to reach groups –Males

10 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Local Evaluation Activity outsourced to specialist local evaluator. Volunteer questionnaires to be completed by all at their final project sessions. Close-out evaluations being completed by Delivery Leaders. Focus groups of Delivery Leaders and volunteers planned in December/January Photographs taken, where we have consent. DVD produced with views of volunteers, project partners and Generations Together team.

11 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Festival of Ages Gala Day celebrations Let’s Sing Weeks events: –Fit as a fiddle allotment project –New Town Primary–Poetry and music –Broad Street Mall Open Day –Blessed Hugh–Tea and Performances + Choir –Ranikhet Primary-Tai Chi and lunch

12 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Next Steps Continuous Project Management of our existing projects and PR activity to raise our profile. Ensure Reading take on the intergenerational concept for the future. Achieve our overall targets. Develop new intergenerational ideas specifically targeted at hard-to-reach groups.

13 15 th December 2010Generations Together - Reading Contact Us Generations Together, Age Concern Berkshire, Huntley House, 119 London Street, Reading, Berkshire. RG1 Lorna Southwood – Project Officer – Andrew Haydon –Schools Liaison Officer - –


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