VCSE organisation: Linking Generations NI
Social Challenge: LGNI joined Techies in Residence seeking solutions to the barriers of connecting older and younger people safely during the covid pandemic. With over 500 members who regularly met together before the pandemic to take part in various steering groups across Northern Ireland including older people’s partnership meetings in various council areas, the NI wide Digital Assist steering group and various international groupings specific to the intergenerational field of work, it is vital to find another method of connecting these individuals.
Covid created a need for a digital solution which makes it easy for organisations like Linking generations to connect older and younger people in projects and activities that traditionally met face to face.
Tech Solution: Watch the demonstration video of the prototype digital solution.
QUOTE HERE FROM LINKING GENERATIONS NI
Following participation in the programme, Linking Generations NI pitched for and received a Seed Fund award of £12,000 to enable them to further develop, test and launch their prototype project. You can watch their pitch and showcase event here
The Seed Fund award will be used to
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