Staying connected: COVID-19 match-funded appeal

by The Cares Family in London, England, United Kingdom


raised of £10,000 target
64% 10 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th April 2020 at 3:40pm

Please join me and make a difference? Every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much

by The Cares Family in London, England, United Kingdom

During the COVID-19 crisis, we need your support to help prevent loneliness and keep our older neighbours connected in a disconnecting time.


Over the past nine years, The Cares Family has worked across our great city to tackle the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness through bringing older and younger neighbours together.

Across North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and East London Cares, we now run 750 group Social Clubs a year, 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 17,000 older and younger neighbours together to share time, laughter and friendship.


The Cares Family 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, 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 The Cares Family or older people in the UK, now is the time.

Let's work together to keep our older neighbours connected, even in a scary and disconnecting time.

Let's make 'Staying connected: COVID-19 match-funded appeal' happen

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