Who we are
Manchester Cares is a brand new community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.
We do this because Manchester is a wonderful place, with innovation and influence, drama and dynamism , history and heart at its core. But the city we love is growing and changing at double speed, and that leaves some people feeling anonymous, isolated and left behind.
Manchester Cares addresses this modern blight of disconnection in our connected age by harnessing the people and places around us for the benefit of all. Our objectives are to:
- Reduce isolation and loneliness among older people and young professionals alike;
- Improve the connection, confidence, skills, resilience and power of all participants so neighbours can feel part of our changing city rather than left behind by it;
- Bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
We do this through four core programmes; Outreach, Love Your Neighbour, Social Clubs and Community Fundraising.