Wee & Wise is a collaborative project with CLARE CIC (CLAIRE is a community led voluntary organisation, working within North Belfast. They enable vulnerable elderly people to maintain their independence and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness). Therefore, Wee & Wise presents the opportunity to bring generations together; from our after school club and isolated elderly people in the community in order to create friendships, learning and understanding from both generations, to share stories and experiences, to engage in fun activities as well as mindfulness activities with the overall aim of creating a healthy, happy environment for all to benefit from and of course, give isolated elderly people a change to engage with children and help overcome loneliness.
We are absolutely delighted to announce we have been awarded funding from The Soil Association to continue and develop our wonderful intergenerational project: Wee & Wise. This will have a strong focus on the importance of good, healthy food, growing and learning, together.
Did You Know?
“There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK and half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or even speaking to anyone at all”
– (Age UK, 2016).
“Almost 50% of UK kids never get outdoors with their families but at the same time, more than nine million people often or always feel lonely. Young and older people lack opportunities to bond.”
– James Cashmore (Director of Food for Life, 2020).