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From 2017 to 2023, Manchester Cares connected older and younger neighbours to reduce loneliness and bridge intergenerational polarisation

The impact we made

For six years, we worked to nurture socially connected communities in which people felt less lonely, more united and that they belong

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And we helped inspire a movement of people building community across the UK through simple relationships and a proactive approach

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We closed in November 2023 with a proud legacy, hope in the future and a sense of what's possible

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Celebrating 100 one-to-one friendships

by Manchester Cares

This month Manchester Cares is celebrating our 4th birthday and we are also celebrating making our 100th Love Your Neighbour introduction. From our first introduction back in 2018 in Moston to our newest in Withington, through Love Your Neighbour, older and younger neighbours have collectively shared over 3000 visits and over 124 days of interaction across our wonderful city and we certainly think that is something to celebrate.  

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Three younger neighbours tell us what they love about Manchester Cares

by Manchester Cares

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.

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Bridging the digital divide: why tech club became one of our most popular

by Manchester Cares

Neighbours have been getting together at our monthly Tech Club to get more familiar with their electronic devices, and ask those burning technology questions. From sending an email, to using Duolingo, neighbours have learnt all sorts, as well as having the chance to get to know eachother better.