We're thrilled to present Manchester Cares' first ever Annual Report. It's packed with details on what we do and why we do it, and stories and beautiful photos of older and younger neighbours sharing time, laughter and new experiences across our great city – from Ancoats to Ardwick, Chorlton to the city centre.
From November 2017, when Manchester Cares opened, to December 2018, we brought together nearly 700 older and younger neighbours to share some 1,000 hours through our developing Social Clubs, Love Your Neighbour, Outreach and Community Fundraising programmes.
Today, all those programmes are fully established, helping older and younger people alike to feel part of their changing city, rather than left behind by it. And through those shared experiences, older and younger Mancunians are connecting to their shared past, present and future. That helps people to feel community and togetherness, at a time when we need community and togetherness.
Thank you to everyone who makes this work possible – from funders, to local businesses, to partners in the proud voluntary sector and, most importantly, the older and younger people who share time every day through Manchester Cares.
Posted by Alex Smith on Wednesday 13th March 2019
Alex is Manchester Cares' founder and CEO.