Intergenerational scheme scoops innovation award
A collaboration between Silverline Care’s Springhill Care Home, the Care Inspectorate and Gargieston Early Learning Childhood Centre in Kilmarnock has picked up a top award.
The partnership was honoured in the Most Inspiring/Innovative category at the Quality Improvement Awards.
Eileen Welch, Springhill’s home manager, said: “The Springhill family, which is made up of staff, residents and relatives and visitors, have loved being a part of the intergenerational project. It has been amazing to see the benefits on our residents and the children first hand and I’m ecstatic that the project has won this award and received the recognition I know it deserves.
“We wish to congratulate everyone involved and we believe this win is a springboard for Springhill as we continue to strive for excellence by creating a culture of embracing new ideas, developing solutions and putting them into action.”
The intergenerational programme delivered sessions focused on physical activity, relationship building and maximised learning opportunities for children and adults.
The scheme focussed on both generations learning from each other, and the care home, which is a Georgian B listed building, welcomed the children every Tuesday and Friday.
The Quality Improvement Awards celebrate the collaborative work carried out by schools, health visitors, doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers, family services and anyone working to improve services for children across Scotland. Their work helps to strengthen services and ensure their availability to every child throughout all aspects of their lives, providing equal opportunity to thrive, learn and succeed.