This report has been commissioned to give an overview of intergenerational practice within the context of the UK and more particularly England at the current time, to examine its relevance and potential effectiveness to address key current policy concerns and to make recommendations as to the structures necessary to support its future development.
The literature review underpinning this report has focussed almost exclusively on material from the United Kingdom. There is a wide range of literature now available, particularly from North America but also increasingly from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain but these countries have different cultures and emphasis on intergenerational relationships. These can be learnt from, but not automatically assumed to be culturally transmittable. This paper seeks to detail the state of intergenerational practice as it is now in the UK.
Location: United Kingdom