Join us for the Manchester Cares Social drop in!
Manchester Cares' Social Clubs are group activities taking place throughout the week, offering older and younger neighbours the chance to share time, laughter and new experiences that help everyone to feel a part of our rapidly changing city, rather than left behind by it. Clubs activities 'Desert Island Discs' nights, quizzes and we also plan theatre trips, 'back to work' business visits and more. Our network suggests new activities, and brings skills and friends to the table to help make the clubs as engaging and exciting as possible.
Come down, get out and about and meet some new people that will help to create new experiences!
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 our home town of Manchester is a wonderful place, with innovation and influence, history and heart at its core. There's always so much going on, from new music to new businesses to new people arriving all the time. But the city we love is now growing and changing at double speed, and that leaves some people feeling anonymous, isolated and left behind.
For our older neighbours in particular, many of whom have spent a lifetime in their home neighbourhoods, the rush and pace of the city can often now feel too much. Meanwhile, young professionals – often graduates from across the country and around the world – can have hundreds of connections in the social media age, but often no roots in their communities. The separation of those parallel worlds wastes human potential, entrenches loneliness and isolation, perpetuates social division and is ultimately corrosive for our society.
Manchester Cares seeks to address this modern blight of disconnection by harnessing the people and places around us for the benefit of all. Part of The Cares Family, 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.
Find out about more of our activities here -