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Encouraging young and old to interact in care settings

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1862 (Published 18 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1862
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London
Devon Michelle Photography

Care homes and childcare providers in the UK are taking only baby steps towards collaboration, says Stephen Burke, director of United for All Ages, an organisation that campaigns for stronger communities by bringing people of different ages together.

The organisation hosted a meeting between care homes and childcare providers earlier this month to encourage initiatives such as this one pictured at the Providence Mount St Vincent care facility in Seattle. Here, a …

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