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

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East London Cares – coming soon

East London is one of the most exciting places in the world, rooted in creativity, commerce, migration and activism. It’s a microcosm of everything that makes London great: we have a proud and diverse heritage and we’re at the forefront of innovation in everything from art to tech. 

But from the East End to the Docks, from Hackney Wick to Haggerston, the neighbourhoods that make this place so special continue to change at accelerated speed – and the new technologies, new skylines and the pace of life can often now leave many of us feeling anonymous, isolated and lonely.

That's why East London Cares exists: to bring together older and younger neighbours across Tower Hamlets and Hackney to share time, laughter, new experiences and friendship – so that everyone can feel part of our changing landscape, rather than left behind by it.

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Our Stories

The Cares Family is hiring a Managing Director

Posted by Alex Smith

The Cares Family (East London Cares, South London Cares, North London Cares, Manchester Cares and Liverpool Cares) is looking for an experienced senior leader to join our team as Managing Director. Learn more about the role and how to apply here. 

Shared house, lonely city

Posted by Rosa Friend

Our Head of Programmes, Rosa, on her love of east London, her early twenties without a sense of community, and how a neighbour's complaint to the council – combined with a break-in – changed her perspective.

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