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.

Tony's Coffee Time Picks #29

by Heather Madden

Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. This week, the mix features 'Big People' music.


Tony's Coffee Time Picks #28

by Heather Madden

For a whole year, older neighbour Tony has been keeping us entertained with curated playlists from his music collection. This week he has created an eclectic playlist for the community.

April Social Clubs - A Michelle Obama Book Club and a tour of the Sistine Chapel, try something a little different this April

by Amy Saunders

Is that beer gardens I hear? Walks with friends? Gyms re-opening? Getting your brows did? DRAUGHT PINTS. 🍺 It's all happening in April and the Manchester Cares Social Clubs programme is no exception. 

We've got everything from a Michelle Obama Book Club and a tour of the Sistine Chapel (virtually, of course), to our regular Movies, Music and Memories club and Documentary Club with a David Attenborough classic. 🌎 Check out the full list here.


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