Barbara Disney

I’m always deeply moved when I go to events showcasing Magic Me’s intergenerational work, and leave feeling that the world is a better place.  As a commissioner for the local authority, it is important for me to stay in touch with our communities.  And through Magic Me, I’ve heard beautiful poetry from older people who never put their thoughts into words like this before; I’ve been to a Cocktails in Care Homes evening, spending time with a wonderful man going over old photos of his life with his family in the East End.  Magic Me promotes valuable relationships between younger and older communities, enabling them to share skills and life stories.  The work of Magic Me addresses social isolation, encourages volunteering and really brings our communities together. 

Barbara Disney, Service Manager, Strategic Commissioning, Adults Health & Wellbeing, Tower Hamlets