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Announcing the closure of The Cares Family charities

Posted by The Cares Family Board of Trustees on Tuesday 31st October 2023

The Board of Trustees is deeply sad to share that The Cares Family charities will cease operating immediately, due to insolvency. We know this news is sudden and will come as a shock. We’re fiercely proud of the work of our charities in tackling loneliness and isolation across London, Manchester and Liverpool, and in supporting others across the UK to make a similar difference in their own communities.

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Neighbour-led social clubs at East London Cares

Posted by Priyanka Chauhan on Thursday 5th January 2023

We're lucky to have many interesting older and younger neighbours leading social clubs at East London Cares and it only makes sense to celebrate them all!  Whether it's Maureen's love for Irish coffee, Susan's stitching skills or Archie's talent as the host-with-the-most, we're keen to showcase their brilliant clubs. 

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The cost of living crisis – what it means for our loneliness epidemic, and what we’re doing about it

Posted by Sinead Wilkinson on Thursday 8th September 2022

The cost of living crisis will plunge the UK further into a loneliness epidemic. With millions of people without any spare income to spend on social interaction – particularly over the winter when household bills are expected to rise the most sharply – many are at risk of falling into even deeper isolation, loneliness and disconnection from their communities.

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Speaking to Tony

Posted by Rosanna Hutchings on Tuesday 10th May 2022

East London Cares younger neighbour, Rosanna, celebrates her two year friendship with Tony, who she was matched with through our Love Your Neighbour programme.

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Scenic walks and local history at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Posted by Priyanka Chauhan on Thursday 5th May 2022

May social clubs are in full swing and there's one club we're particularly looking forward to – our visit to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park! To find out more about this historical local landmark we chatted with Claire, Heritage Officer for Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

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Tackling tech troubles

Posted by Anna Howe on Wednesday 13th April 2022

In this blog we hear from Anna, our Volunteer and outreach coordinator, on the challenges and successes of getting neighbours online.

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Love Your Neighbour turns two!

Posted by Sinead Wilkinson on Monday 28th February 2022

To celebrate two years of Love Your Neighbour at East London Cares and with new and existing matches starting to meet more in person, let’s take a look at how our one-to-one friendship programme works and the friendships that have been made so far.

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