During the COVID-19 crisis, we need your support to help prevent loneliness and keep our older neighbours connected in a disconnecting time.
WHO WE ARE
East London Cares works across Hackney and Tower Hamlets to tackle the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness through bringing older and younger neighbours together.
Through running 10-12 fun group Social Clubs each month, matching older and younger friends to share time on a one-to-one basis, and connecting local older people to our community through proactive Outreach we've brought hundreds of older and younger neighbours together to share time, laughter and friendship.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
East London Cares has suspended face-to-face programmes with older people due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Our neighbours' health is our number one priority.
But our team is already working tirelessly to help older neighbours to have someone to turn to, and someone to talk to, during this emergency. Already hundreds of phone calls have helped us reassure older people in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, to ask what people need, and to provide connection in a disconnecting time.
But we need to do more.
Your donation, which will be doubled by one of our generous supporters, will enable a massive effort to help mobilise young people in our communities to support their older neighbours in new ways from afar – by sharing letters, messages, games and stories; by hosting online yoga classes and other social clubs; and by enabling as many phone calls across the generations as possible. We will be constantly evolving and adapting to respond to our neighbours’ needs.
Donate today and your gift will be doubled, from £10 to £20, and £100 to £200, £500 to £1,000. If you’ve ever considered supporting East London Cares Cares or older people in the area, now is the time.
Let's work together to keep our older neighbours connected, even in a scary and disconnecting time.