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.

Tony's Final Coffee Time Picks #32

by Heather Madden

For the final time, older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. As a bonus this is a slightly longer playlist '… two cups of coffee and a packet of crisps please!'


A year of friendship and connection for Gloria and Rheanne

by Izzy Zimšek

Today marks one year since friends Gloria (70) and Rheanne (29) were first introduced through our Love Your Neighbour programme. Find out more about their weekly natters on the phone and what they've got in common.

Let's tackle loneliness, leaving no one behind

by Isabel Rivera

"I have loved having Manchester Cares and their virtual social clubs through lockdown. Seeing familiar and friendly faces has done no end to lift my spirits" - Alice, younger neighbour


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