2016 Intergenerational Network Awards


In February, we celebrated intergenerational activities at Ramside Hall in County Durham at our 2016 Intergenerational Network Awards event.

It was very well attended and highlighted the excellent Intergenerational work taking place throughout the county.

Although our shortlisted nominees are all unique, they do have a couple of things in common, they bring older and younger people together to increase understanding of each other’s generations, resulting in increased social inclusion and through meaningful activities young people increase their self-confidence and learn new skills.

The awards were presented by Age UK County Durham’s Chief Executive Harriet Gibbon and David Haw, Chair… Continue reading

Sedgefield Weekend 12 and 13 July

Sedgefield 700+ group have organised a fun FREE event for all generations on Saturday 12 July and Sunday 13 July. Taking place on Sedgefield village green,  important exhibits and performers will include; The Spitfire and simulator, Military re-encactment groups, 1940`s singer Katie Mustang, George Formby impersonator, Onyx Brass and Sedgefield Open Gardens. Come along and join in the fun. For more information contact Angela Simpson on 01740 621774

Castleside Carnival Saturday 12th July 2014

Come along between 2pm and 4pm to Castleside Carnival and enjoy all the fun of the fair at Castleside Village Hall, Drover Road, Castleside, DH8 9RE. Look out for the Age UK sign to find Karen Gibson the Development Worker for the Mid Durham Intergenerational Project who will be there with information about intergenerational activities and possible intergenerational volunteering opportunities for those aged between 16 – 24 and 50+.

If you would like to find out more about intergenerational activities and volunteering in the Mid Durham area check out the events pages to see where we will be next, or… Continue reading

National Citizen Service (June 2014)

dancingWe are gearing up for another summer packed with National Citizen Service activities. Young people from across County Durham will soon be gathering and planning how they will make an impact on their communities with many projects working towards an intergenerational approach and working to benefit local older people.


Last year we worked with various groups of young people to organise a 1940’s Tea Party, build raised beds in a care home garden and plant vegetables and flowers with the residents, raise funds for a local residential home and host a community event for local older and young people.… Continue reading

Waterhouses Summer Fair on Sat 21 June

iStock_000006366513XSmallHopefully the weather will stay fine for Saturday 21 June as Waterhouses will be holding their summer fair at the village hall.

Karen Gibson our Intergenerational Development Worker will be there to promote Intergenerational volunteering opportunities and activities so come along and take part.

We look forward to saying hello to all of you between 2pm and 4pm.

Intergenerational Coffee Morning at Langley Park Library

simpleeventspicCome along and have fun and a chat, a chance to share and remember memories and an opportunity to learn more about traditional toys and games at Langley Park Library between 10am and 12 noon on the 21 June 2014.

For more information contact Karen Gibson Intergenerational Development Worker on 0191 3746562

Network Meeting 20 May 2014

The next County Durham Intergenerational Get Together is 20 May at Langley Park Miners Institute from 1pm till 4pm. This event is open to anybody interested in Intergenerational practice in County Durham and want to find out how your community group or school in county Durham can be more involved. You can also sign up to become a Network member at this event. We look forward to seeing you there.

European Day of Solidarity Between Generations 2014 (April 2014)

hands-up-howToday (29 April) is European Day of Solidarity Between Generations.  The objective of this annual day of celebration is to raise awareness of the importance of engagement across the generations and offer make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as have intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda.

Find out more here, alternatively visit here

Christmas Dinner

Bishop Barrington School are hosting a Christmas lunch for local older people on the 9 December 2013. 

Included in the free event is a carol service by students from St Anne’s primary school and a goody bag from the Intergenerational Programme.
To book a place you must contact the intergenerational Coordinator on 0191 3839750. The school is not taking bookings.