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

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Manchester Cares – be part of it

Manchester is a wonderful city, with history, influence, innovation and personality at its heart. There's always so much going on – from new music to new business to new people arriving all the time.

But the city we love is also growing and changing fast, and that can leave some people feeling anonymous, isolated and left behind. 

Manchester Cares exists to reduce loneliness amongst older and younger neighbours alike, to improve wellbeing, connection and power, and to bridge the gaps across social, generational and digital divides – so people feel part of our changing city rather than left behind by it.

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The Multiplier 2022: applications now open

Disconnection is everywhere, but so are the solutions to help solve it. That's why we're launching The Multiplier 2022 – a programme to find and support people who are building connection everywhere. 

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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.

The Multiplier - 2022 applications are now open

by Laura Wilkinson

Join us and be part of The Multiplier 2022. A programme for community leaders to receive support in their missions to build connection, belonging and power-sharing through meaningful local relationships.


‘Some friends are forever’ - Anne and Trish’s story

by Izzy Zimšek

Trish (30) and Anne (71) have become firm friends since they first met at a Manchester Cares Pub Quiz back in early 2020. As the year comes to a close, we reflect on what their friendship means to them, and what they've learnt from each other. 

Meet Naomi, Programmes Coordinator

by Naomi Weaver

Meet Naomi, Manchester Cares' newest team member. Find out what she's been upto in her first month, and why she's so excited to join Manchester Cares. 


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