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  • Project contributors: Bowes A, Dawson A, Phillips J, Rutherford A, Bell D, Douglas E, Evandrou M, Vlachantoni A,

    This Project is part of the following research programme/s:

    Connecting Generations

    Overview

    The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal (CRD) is a 100m+ investment by Westminster and Scottish governments. It promotes economic and community development in a locality which includes one of the 10 most deprived areas in Scotland, as well as more affluent areas. It is both urban and rural, and includes ethnic diversity.

    As Stirling University is uniquely leading the CRD, Connecting Generations is able to work in a 'natural laboratory', resting on established relationships and networks which allow for collaborative working, including co-production research within local communities. The CRD Intergenerational Living Innovation Hub will provide a unique facility for testing out innovations which support community integration, levelling up and intergenerational support.

    The case study involves in-depth qualitative, community-based research into four areas of change, all of which have been exacerbated through recent events and which link directly with the research across Connecting Generations. In each case, we focus on identifying solutions that engage with real world experience: i) Changing working practices; ii) Social care across the lifespan; iii) Intergenerational living; and iv) Digital poverty and inclusion.