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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
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.

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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 Londoners 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 Top Tunes #10

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection, this weeks selection feature 'a journey into sound'...

Tony's Top Tunes #9

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection, this week's selection features four songs by one artist- Apanemic, so get your morning coffee and tune in.

 

August Activities - from breathing exercises to Carnival parties...

by Amy Saunders

Whilst lots of us are taking steps back to reality, it's important to remember that for many people, they are still shielding, missing out on seeing friends and loved ones, and inviting the inside world in through solely their TV or radio. Here's whats coming up for August that you can get involved in to spend time with older neighbours, virtually and over the phone!

Tony's Top Tunes #7 & #8

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares a bumper edition of picks from his music collection with playlist #7 & #8.

 

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