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

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East London Cares

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

Our first three social clubs!

Posted by Craig Mahoney

October brought rain, pumpkins, and most excitingly, our first three social clubs! In our latest blog, Craig shares stories from our Haggerston Quiz, Clapton Modern Art Workshop and Bethnal Green Black History Month celebration.

Celebrating our first volunteer induction

Posted by Sasha Khan

Earlier this month East London Cares welcomed 32 younger neighbours to their first ever volunteer induction. Despite the cold and dreary weather, the room was packed with people excited to get involved. 

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