A community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.

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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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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.

​Meet Isabel Rivera, our new Development Coordinator​

by Isabel Rivera

Hi all! I'd like to share a bit on what it's been like joining the Manchester Cares family, a wonderful group of younger and older neighbours supported by a top level team, all working together to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

Tony's Top Tunes #19

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. The playlist this week includes music from four women with different styles.


Tony's Top Tunes #18

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection.

This selection features music for the Now Generation.

'The first song is from 2016, but all the other songs are from this year, which just goes to show that, even in these uncertain times, creative people are still being creative.'


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