LGA responds to Intergenerational Mixing Report

"With the right powers and funding, councils can work with their residents of all ages, to help create places where people want to live and extra opportunities to bring communities together.”


A parent holding their child's hand

Responding to a report by United for All Ages on intergenerational mixing and ending ‘ageism apartheid’, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Supporting and encouraging younger and older people to mix and learn more from each other can deliver many positive benefits, such as better understanding between generations, improved wellbeing, greater confidence and new skills.  

“Councils know their local communities best and are making a big difference to people’s lives every single day, by providing spaces and opportunities for those of different generations to meet.

“This includes intergenerational day centres, cultural and sporting activities and local history projects.

“But they want to be able to do so much more, so that people of all ages including families can be healthier and happier, and communities more cohesive and safer.

“With the right powers and funding, councils can work with their residents of all ages, to help create places where people want to live and extra opportunities to bring communities together.”