What's happening in and around the Orkney Isles

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What's happening in and around the Orkney Isles

  1. 1. FRASER DEVINE TEAM LEADER FOR VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTARY ACTION ORKNEY Hannah Cameron and Kathryn McIntosh Connect Project Voluntary Action Orkney
  2. 2. VOLUNTARY ACTION ORKNEY  Orkney’s third sector Interface  Delivers core services to Third sector in Orkney  Also delivers separately funded projects  Adult befriending project  Young person’s befriending project  Supported volunteering project  Connect project
  3. 3. ORKNEY’S INTERGENERATIONAL NETWORK We have 49 members Across all sectors Schools/Education/CLD Third Sector Organisations and Groups Statutory Bodies i.e. NHS Orkney, care homes..
  4. 4. INTERGENERATIONAL BEFRIENDING
  5. 5. Four main outcomes for all participants, both old and young were:  Increased understanding, friendship, enjoyment and confidence  For older people, three main outcomes were related to health and well-being, reduced isolation and a renewed sense of worth  For young people, two main outcomes were related to the gaining of specific skills and increased self-esteem  Outcomes for individuals can also have an impact at a community level including improved community cohesion – breaking down barriers and challenging pre conceived ideas INTERGENERATIONAL APPROACHES TO IMPROVING HEALTH & WELLBEING SEMINAR
  6. 6. INTERGENERATIONAL APPROACHES TO IMPROVING HEALTH & WELLBEING SEMINAR Intergenerational befriending can be complex and the various activities require careful planning and supervision to be successful. It is vital that staff facilitating intergenerational work have the skills and confidence to deal with the unexpected and are able to react appropriately when issues arise.
  7. 7. FRIDAY FRIENDS
  8. 8. GENERATIONS GROWING TOGETHER
  9. 9. GENERATIONS COOKING TOGETHER
  10. 10. YOUNG SCOT AWARDS HERITAGE AWARD Connect Project, Voluntary Action Orkney, 16- 19 A team of youngsters keen to help preserve some of Scotland’s most valuable history – the memories and lives of its older generation. What began as an intergenerational befriending project with one sheltered housing scheme has now spread to four others. The group do memory boxes, flower arranging, photography of local heritage sites, tea dances, music, Orcadian dialect and baking. They learn about traditions and experiences from OAPs that might have been lost.
  11. 11. INTERGENERATIONAL PICTURE COMPETITION
  12. 12. NETTA’S LIFEINTERGENERATIONAL MEMORIES PROJECT
  13. 13. SUMMARY Intergenerational work plays a huge part in delivering the outcomes for all our projects Clear documented evidence of the impact of IG befriending – health and wellbeing for our befriendees and learning for our young people Way of learning and working is well suited to our volunteers and young people from Connect. It’s fun, and everyone involved really enjoys themselves – and there are tangible benefits for both groups

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