Outreach

Manchester Cares’ proactive Outreach programme works with our fabulous local partners across Manchester to identify and invite older and younger neighbours to be part of their community and share time with another generation.

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Amy, our Outreach Coordinator, works across our patch and she meets older neighbours by visiting chemists, GP surgeries, pubs, libraries, community centres, and local estates. And, she works with our community partners who refer older neighbours to Manchester Cares’ programmes, as well as introducing older neighbours already in our network to services and activities available in their area.

During the pandemic, we have had to adapt our outreach to respond to the many challenges older neighbours in our community continue to face. 

We've deepened our relationships with fantastic community partners to organise shopping, medication collection and more. We have also been delivering refurbished laptops to older pals and providing virtual tech support so that our neighbours can access and navigate the online world. And, during the most difficult months of lockdown, we provided regular check-in calls to make sure our neighbours knew we were there.

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We've deepened our relationships with fantastic community partners like GoodGym to organise shopping, medication collection and more. We have also been delivering refurbished laptops to older pals and providing virtual tech support so that our neighbours can access and navigate the online world. And, during the most difficult months of lockdown, we provided regular check-in calls to make sure our neighbours knew we were there. 

How you or your organisation can get involved:

  • Make a referral for anyone aged over 65 living in the city of Manchester;
  • Invite us to local events or meetings to talk about our programmes and answer any questions;
  • Display and share our leaflets and posters, or add Manchester Cares information to any mail-outs that get sent to your network;
  • Join our community partner mailing list to stay up-to-date with what we’re up to;
  • We are always looking for new ways to collaborate and learn from local groups and partners. If that sounds like you, reach out to Amy to let us know what services and activities you are offering and how we can collaborate (0161 207 0800 or [email protected]).