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

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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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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. 

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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.

March Virtual Social Clubs Programme - Movies, Music & Memories to a St Patrick's Day Party, there's something for everyone

by Amy Saunders

It feels like there's a little bit of hope, the days are longer, the weather is warmer and slowly but surely we're on our way to seeing everyones faces and smiles in person again.

For now, join us at lots of different Virtual Social Clubs throughout March. From celebrating everything in the North with Movies, Music and Memories through to Origami Fun with the brilliant Islamic Societies from Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University. 

A brave new world: how vaccinations are giving neighbours hope

by Amy Saunders

Going to the doctors can be daunting for anyone. This is even more apparent at the moment, with pop up vaccination sites, Covid testing centres and GP surgeries joining together to cover larger neighbourhoods and areas. It can feel difficult to navigate or know who to turn to. Of course, a big topic of discussion is getting the Covid-19 vaccination. We asked a number of our neighbours from across The Cares Family to talk about their experience of receiving the vaccine.


Tony's Coffee Time Picks #26

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. This mix features a selection of artists beginning with the letter ‘A.'


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