A community network of younger and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.

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Staying connected in a disconnecting time

With economic and social isolation deepening segregation between younger and older people, there's never been a more important time to build solidarity between generations. Please support our work bringing older and younger neighbours together so everyone can feel part of a changing world, rather than left behind by it.

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Staying connected in a disconnecting time

In times of challenge and change, we all need each other. That's why, during the Covid-19 crisis, East London Cares is bringing older and younger people together from afar – online, on the phone and by post. 

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Give the gift of friendship

Sharing time is precious – especially as social distancing is keeping us physically apart. Even in regular times, 40% of older people say the TV is their main form of company, and young people are increasingly feeling disconnected too. By supporting East London Cares, you can help neighbours find connection in a disconnecting time.

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Our Stories

Winter Wellbeing 2019/20 – the final report

Posted by Sasha Khan

East London Cares' Winter Wellbeing project helps older neighbours to stay warm, active and connected to our intergenerational network during isolating times. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, our Outreach Coordinator Sasha reflects on how to identify isolation where it exists – behind closed doors, in the community. Check out our infographic and report of our first ever Winter Wellbeing project. 

Finding the Light

Posted by Sasha Khan

While we were chatting to Ruth, 79, on the phone this week, she shared, There is always light at the end of the tunnel. And we all need a bit of that don't we?” We look back on how light has been found in our east London communities.

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