ASKI delivers a number of projects that engage young people by the provision of meaningful activities as well as raise awareness of older people in the community by the provision of Intergenerational projects. We have just completed work with Kingston University on a project that engaged students in supporting ASKI to develop a fundraising strategy. We currently provide placements for students from the UK and Abroad. Having developed good practice in working with older people we identified a need for work that actively brings both groups together. As part of our strategy over the next three years we intend to develop more provision for this model of delivery to be developed. In summer 2018 we worked with a large number of young people who are disadvantaged and who needed support in developing life skills a number of our older clients who had undertaken leadership training as part of our Trust For London delivery were able to work with the young people and help develop their communication and confidence levels.
Kingstonhub Students and ASKI Director of Operations