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

As social distancing continues in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our programmes to help older and younger neighbours stay connected in a disconnecting time. 

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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.

When Outreach Goes In

by Sasha Khan

Before Covid-19, a typical day for the Outreach team could look like anything - from talking with older patients in a GP surgery, to hanging out with younger neighbours at their workplace volunteering fairs to spread the word about our programmes. In our latest blog, we talk about how we adapted our programme so we could continue reaching out, while staying in. 

 

Meet your Neighbours: Benny of Petticoat Lane

by Sasha Khan

Despite never meeting face-to-face, our older neighbour Benny has been keeping the East London Cares team entertained with his stories about his 40 years spent working on Petticoat Lane market. In our latest blog co-written with Benny, he shares just what makes 'the lane' so special. 

 

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