InCommon

Hackney project connects older and younger Londoners during coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney-based social enterprise is connecting older and younger generations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Older Londoners are being recruited by social enterprise InCommon to teach children about life in the recent past from the safety of their own homes.

Co-founder Laura Macartney says: “Older people have so much to offer in the way of knowledge, experience, energy, and compassion.

It’s really important that they have the opportunity to continue to contribute to our communities at this time.

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