United For All Ages releases new report on integnerational living

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United for All Ages has published a new report on intergenerational living looking at how it can increse the life chances of children.

Much of the recent research into intergenerational living looks at how it can improve the quality of life of older people, but very little looks at the benefits for children and young adults.

Now United for All Ages has released a report that focuses on the benefits for the next generation – children and young people who currently face a growing crisis of confidence, loneliness and anxiety, often fearful about the future, fragmented families, segregated by age, with cuts in services and financial support.

Intergenerational interaction between older and younger people can help address these issues - starting at an early age with nurseries and care homes linking, through schools, colleges and universities, to mentoring and community projects.