Intergen is a Community Interest Company,
Company No. 6851855
We exist to make children, young people, teachers and older people happy and proud of their achievements through working together in schools.
Intergen’s vision is a society in which schools, and older people come together in local communities in a partnership for their mutual benefit, promoting community cohesion as well as learning opportunities for everyone.
Intergen’s mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of children, teachers and older people. We achieve this by creating and sustaining robust partnerships between schools and older people in local communities throughout the UK.
In 1999 Professor Raynes working with the then head teacher of Sale Grammar School, in the Borough of Trafford, ran an Intergen pilot in the school. Following the pilot the current Intergen model was developed. Two primary schools; Springfield and Worthington Road, in Sale, joined with Sale Grammar School to form the first Intergen neighbourhood cluster of schools.
Over 10 years the model was tested in three different neighbourhoods, in Trafford, involving 9 different schools. Independent evaluations showed it to be a robust way of organising intergenerational partnerships between local older people and local schools in neighbourhoods. It was also shown to have beneficial outcomes for all the partners.
During this time Intergen was established as a registered charity in Trafford. In 2008 it was decided to spread the model, its values and its benefits more widely so that people elsewhere in the UK could enjoy being part of an Intergen cluster. To do this, Intergen Community Interest Company was set up in March 2009. This is a not for profit organisation which exists to help other schools in many different neighbourhoods across the UK, to set up their own clusters and share the benefits for older and younger members of our society of being part of an Intergen cluster in their own neighbourhoods.
You can find out more about us on this website or contact us directly at:
Phone - Manchester: +44 (0) 161 886 7166
Phone - London: +44 (0) 208 981 5522
18 Victoria Park Square
London E2 9PF
Community Interest Company
Company No. 6851855