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

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Our most inclusive programmes yet

As we carefully transition back to face-to-face, we’re excited that our will include a mixture of face-to-face and remote programme options, which we’ve taken every precaution to ensure are Covid-safe.

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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 in our busy, fast-paced city. But 40% of older people say the TV is their main form of company, and young people are increasingly feeling disconnected too. By donating to East London Cares, you could help make our activities possible so that older and younger Londoners can share time and new experiences

Fancy a challenge?

If you want to go the extra mile for East London Cares, check out our upcoming challenge events.

From 5k fun runs to marathons, and swims to cycles, there's something for you to brave this year.

Do you speak more than one language?

by Roxi Rustem

East London Cares is looking for looking for volunteers to help run a pilot series of multilingual shared reading social clubs. If you speak English as well as Bengali, Somali, Turkish or Polish, and would like to help us create a welcoming space for older and younger neighbours to build friendships and share literature, poems and more, then this could be just for you!


Let's tackle loneliness, leaving no one behind

by Rob Paterson

This year, as part of #NationalLonelinessAwarenessWeek, we want to encourage conversations around loneliness, helping to not only understand but accept these feelings. 


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