7:20am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Letters
AGE discrimination is the most widely experienced form of discrimination faced by people in the UK. Yet too often it goes unnoticed and unchallenged.
The Big Lottery funded Everyone’s Future successfully launched at the Senedd on September 26, with speeches from Roy Skelton, funding officer from The Big Lottery and Jane Hutt.
The aim of the project is to highlight and challenge age discrimination in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Interactive workshops and events will be delivered that will challenge negative stereotypes of older and younger people. Intergenerational projects, where older and younger people work together will also be developed.
Everyone’s Future is a joint venture, delivered by Vibe Experience, a multimedia youth organisation and Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Society has a stereotypical image of older and younger people. Both generations can be seen as having little to offer. Our research has shown that there is a confused relationship between the two generations and this has led to social isolation and a breakdown in community relations.
By launching Everyone’s Future it will ensure that negative stereotypes of older and younger people are challenged. We have had so much interest after the launch event. It was a great chance to premier the film resources that will be used in the workshop and watching the audiences’ reaction was really gratifying.
If you are an organisation or community group for younger or older people interested in a workshop, please do get in touch. We will send you out an information pack and arrange a workshop date for you.
Louise David - Age Equality Worker Vibe Experience Ltd email@example.com 01446 700622 / 07725 038774 Hannah Lewis - Age Equality Worker Age Concern Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan firstname.lastname@example.org 029 2068 3694