"I visited Manchester Cares in Levenshulme where younger and older neighbours are given a chance to learn from one another, to laugh, to tell stories and to build the types of friendships and social networks that really matter in life. These kinds of activities need to be rolled out on a local level across the whole country."
Chuka Umunna, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration
"Optimism, passion and an ability to make things happen; a really important working model."
Lynne Berry MBE, Chair, Commission on Ageing in the Voluntary Sector
"The best thing I've heard in years".
Attendee at the Campaign to End Loneliness Conference