The story so far


May 2010

Our founder Alex met isolated older neighbour Fred and took him for his first haircut in three months, inspiring the idea for The Cares Family. Watch the video >>

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September 2011

North London Cares began matching younger and older neighbours through a nascent Love Your Neighbour project.

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December 2011

The Cares Family began its first ever Outreach project, helping older people to stay warm and connected during the most isolating time of year. We've now run sixteen Winter Wellbeing projects across The Cares Family.

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April 2012

We hosted our very first Social Club – a film night at which older and younger neighbours watched "The King's Speech" together. Watch the video >>

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August 2014

The second sibling in The Cares Family, South London Cares, opened in Southwark and Lambeth. 


Summer 2019

And now we've opened East London Cares – to tackle isolation and loneliness and connect younger and older neighbours across Tower Hamlets and Hackney. 

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