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Students engage in intergenerational advocate project

Students recently visited Sunderland City Library and local studies to take part in an intergenerational advocate project.

The Year 2 Level 3 Health and Social Care students recently helped support reminiscence work with residents in care homes and extra care schemes.

They were given the chance to support residents who wanted to look at memories of Old Sunderland or explore their family history.

As part of the project, they were given the opportunity to access “Find my history”, research census information, explore old news reels and look at old books about the history of Sunderland.

Julie Lane, Health and Social Care Lecturer and Intergenerational Project Placement Officer, said: “This experience gave our students valuable skills they can use during their placements. They jumped at the chance to support local residents and were proactive in researching Old Sunderland through “Find my history”, census data and old Sunderland Echo news reels.”

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