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Promoting social cohesionImplications for policy and evaluation$
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Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426956

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.001.0001

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Evaluating the contribution of intergenerational practice to achieving social cohesion

Evaluating the contribution of intergenerational practice to achieving social cohesion

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(p.243) Twelve Evaluating the contribution of intergenerational practice to achieving social cohesion
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Promoting social cohesion
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Alan Hatton-Yeo

Clare Batty

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0013

This chapter explores the nature of intergenerational practice (IP) and its place in the context of national social-policy developments, particularly those around ‘community’ and ‘cohesion’. It then reviews the ways in which interest in and support for IP have developed over the last 50 years or so before considering the potential benefits of IP, together with an assessment of how these may contribute to achieving greater community and social cohesion. Some of the opportunities and challenges in evaluating IP outcomes within this context are also reported. The study found that all of the selected intergenerational projects which were implemented effectively improved the solidarity between generations through enhancing positive images as well as generating mutual help or resource exchange and assistance. Social cohesion works effectively at both community and neighbourhood levels, and the activities described reflect this as as a socially inclusive approach to building community networks.

Keywords:   intergenerational practice, social policy, community, social cohesion, neighbourhood, solidarity

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