Inspired Youth proudly launched a new film this week exploring the powerful Life Stories project, a community initiative that pairs student volunteers with elderly members of our community to reduce loneliness and isolation. The film was screened to an intergenerational audience at Tang Hall Community Centre, which was transformed into a fantastic cinematic space for the event.
A range of professionals, care home managers, service managers and commissioners joined students, residents and their families to see the film made to capture and promote the community initiative. Joe Micheli, Head of Commissioning (Early Intervention, Prevention & Community Development) at City of York Council pledged to work with Minds In Motion, the student charity that provides volunteers for the scheme, to explore a city-wide roll out.
What a privilege to have been at the film launch and looking forward to working with the Uni Students on rolling this out. https://t.co/NK29veEdms
— joemicheli (@joemicheli94) November 10, 2016
Following a moving event the film was launched online and was soon shared by Age UK Campaigns and enjoyed by many others.
— Age UK Campaigns (@ageukcampaigns) November 10, 2016
— York Local People (@LocalPeople_org) November 10, 2016
— York CVS (@YorkCVS) November 10, 2016
Just love it https://t.co/M0eNOMJgjG
— gary pickles (@gary_pickles) November 10, 2016
To find out more about the project or to get involved, contact Susan Reape, community facilitator, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also see a write up about the initiative and film launch here in the York Press.