A community network bringing younger and older neighbours together to tackle isolation and loneliness.

Find out more about our programmes
Help keep our older neighbours connected from afar

Our teams are working tirelessly to keep neighbours active, connected and supported during this crisis. We're hosting virtual social clubs, setting up phone friendships, posting daily activities to older neighbours and more. 

But we need your help to do continue.

Donate today
Staying connected in a disconnecting time

As social distancing continues in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our programmes to help older and younger neighbours stay connected in a disconnecting time. 

Read more about our Covid-19 projects
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Give the gift of friendship

Sharing time is precious – especially in our busy, fast-paced city. But 40% of older people say the TV is their main form of company, and young people are increasingly feeling disconnected too. By donating to Manchester Cares, you could help make our activities possible so that older and younger neighbours can share time and new experiences

Fancy a challenge?

If you want to go the extra mile for Manchester Cares, check out our upcoming challenge events.

From 5k fun runs to marathons, and swims to cycles, there's something for you to brave this year.

Tony's Coffee Time Picks #25

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. This week, the selection features songs by various singer-songwriters. 

Foster new friendships during the month of love - Manchester Cares February Social Clubs

by Amy Saunders

Coming up for February we've got: our first Zoom Film Club, where all the gang will be watching Pride; a Virtual Art Gallery Tour, to explore a Keith Haring collection; and our usual Cinema and Memory Club, learning all about our older neighbours' memories and stories of the North West in times gone by. 💫 Check out the full list here and how to get involved.


Write a letter to a friend

by Amy Saunders

We know that this festive season is going to be exceptionally hard for our

neighbours across the city, we all may not be able to spend time with our loved
ones in the way we would like, and this is no exception for the older neighbours
we work with who may be alone this Christmas, here's how you can get involved with us in the New Year...


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