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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Our most inclusive programmes yet

As we carefully transition back to face-to-face, we’re excited that our programmes will include a mixture of face-to-face and remote programme options, which we’ve taken every precaution to ensure are Covid-safe.

Read more about our new hybrid programmes
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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.


Three younger neighbours tell us what they love about Manchester Cares

by Izzy Zimšek

Our younger neighbours bring so much to our community network, so in this month's blog we shine a spotlight on some star volunteers from across our programmes. We chatted to Matt (32), Jaimie (28) and Jenny (36) about what getting involved in Social Clubs, Love Your Neighbour and Fundraising means to them, and why they’d recommend volunteering with Manchester Cares to their friends.

A trip to Grayson’s Art Club, Rooftop Desert Island Discs and a Virtual Veggie Cooking Demonstration, we’ve got a jam packed programme of clubs for you both online and face-to-face this month!

by Fiona Bevans

Summer is at its peak bringing with it some fabulous weather and allowing us to meet up outdoors where we have been able to see many of you again. With restrictions gradually easing we’re excited to be bringing you a range of clubs this month both outdoors and inside and hope you can come along to some too!

Due to popular demand Bowls and Brews is back! We’ve also got a face-to-face club at Platt Fields Market Garden and an exclusive virtual tour of the International Slavery Museum, led by a trained historian! Check out the full list below:


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