The Story So Far


May 2010

Our founder Alex met isolated older neighbour Fred and took him for his first haircut in 3 months, inspiring the idea for The Cares Family. Watch the video >>

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The first sister in The Cares Family, North London Cares, opened in 2011. South London Cares opened in 2014. And in 2016, with investment from Nesta and The Big Lottery, we began working in additional cities that could benefit from the Cares approach. Another bustling, vibrant city with meaning, a strong heritage and a rapidly emerging future, Manchester was the obvious choice. 

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Over the past year we've been working with partners in local government, the voluntary sector and the wider health and social care community to establish specific areas of the city Manchester Cares should focus on. We'll be hiring in mid-2017 and beginning programmes later in the year.

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