Our intergenerational work

Watch these short films from our Leicestershire and Leicester City commissions to find out how the learning outcomes from the Better Care pilot programme will shape Food for Life Get Togethers. 

Residents of Bosworth Court Care Home and Cadeby Lane Stepping Stones Preschool visit Twycross Zoo

Bosworth Court Care Home to Cadeby Lane Stepping Stones Preschool

Working with West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Food for Life introduced Bosworth Court Care Home to Cadeby Lane Stepping Stones Preschool. The care home is home to residents with advanced levels of dementia. The children have been visiting  the residents in April 2018, and over time they have formed close friendships and bonds. The children’s confidence, language,  personal, social and emotional development has accelerated, and the residents are eating and drinking more, they are also engaged and staff have witness a significant improvement in their health and well-being. To find out more please contact Raksha.

Grandparent Gardening Week at Battling Brook Primary School

At Battling Brook Primary school in Leicestershire, the school team and Governor Grandparent John Welford, (our inspiration for Grandparent Gardening Week) invites grandparents to enjoy time with their grandchildren in the school garden. To find out more please contact Raksha.

It's nice to eat together

Grandmas and a school food project

Gardening with Reg

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Commission Our Work

200,000 older people go over a month without chatting to a friend or family member

Case studies

To ensure the Better Care project really has the potential to transform the food landscape for older people, the Innovation Unit was commissioned by Food for Life to conduct in-depth research with people over 75 to build a richer understanding of the things that matter to them and their needs. These case studies show why the Better Care project is needed.



Larry and Josie

Larry & Josie 
 Walt and Anne
Walt & Anne 

Mr Roberts

Mr Roberts