COVID-19 has created a new context for our work, where the importance of intergenerational relationships to people’s wellbeing has a much greater focus and understanding. This has given Brighter Together 2 clear focal points for the future:
1. Expanding our reach & strengthening our operations
With the shocking statistics on social isolation and depression among older people, coupled with the decline in wellbeing for children, we want to be able to reach more people in the future.
This will include assessing the viability of working in different
settings, such as day centres and sheltered housing. To be able to support this growth, we will be bringing on a team of Session Facilitators who will support our current partnerships and ensure we retaining our aims, ethos and quality that has been the lynchpin to our success so far.
2. Continuous programme improvement
Brighter Together Annual Report 2020-21
Our focus will continue to be to maximise the benefit of the time our participants spend together. We remain committed to researching, trialling and refining our sessions and we will continue to incorporate the learnings from the online sessions as we move back to being together in- person. Our Advisory Board will continue to play a vital part in incorporating best practice from a variety of sectors into our programme design.