A new business partnership has recently been formed on Romney Marsh between two local charities: Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh (CARM) has teamed up with the Romney Resource Centre to deliver an exciting new project that connects two generations and delivers joint services across Romney Marsh. The National Lottery Fund have provided a grant for the three-year project which is called Generations Connect - Active and Sharing. The inter-generational project aims to decrease social isolation and loneliness across Romney Marsh. With a better understanding of each other’s social needs and aspirations, it is hoped that an intergenerational community will develop that will work together for the benefit of all.
CARM predominantly provides services to the over 65s and the Romney Resource Centre provides services to young people over 16 up to the age of 24 as well as Adults of all ages.
This collaboration will allow young and older people to be connected and become an active part of their community, giving purpose and providing opportunities to come together. The two generations will learn with and from each other, share knowledge, skills and experiences, engage in activities and socialise together too.
‘We want you to get involved in shaping the project and deciding on what activities should take place. If you are 16 or over you can get involved. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey, as this will really help us to understand what is important to people. You can find the survey on either of our websites.’ Helen Mattock
Thank you for taking the time to do this, it will help us all work together to support and deliver a great project for you and others in the community.
If you do not fall into either our younger or older age groups, we would still love to hear from you as we will need more volunteers to support this project and the services which we currently provide and wish to develop.’
Helen Mattock (Manager CARM) and Kath Jones (Head of QA and Training Manager, Romney Resource Centre)
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