A group of local schoolchildren invited their elderly neighbours to a special interactive workshop this week, in a bid to tackle social isolation.

New Park Primary School, in Anfield, teamed up with Red Neighbours to deliver the intergenerational class, where young pupils learnt to make rag rugs and cushions and then passed on their new-found skills to their senior friends.

The project provides important social interaction for older members of the community, for whom loneliness can be a huge issue. Craft activities of this nature can also improve motor functions and slow cognitive decline in the elderly.

Support for the elderly community forms one of the key areas of focus of the Red Neighbours programme, alongside food poverty and education, encouraging a physically active community, and creating memorable experiences for young people.

Take a look at a selection of photographs from the afternoon below.