East London Cares
East London Cares is a community organisation tackling loneliness in east London, by bringing together older (65+) and younger (18 - 64) people from Tower Hamlets and Hackney together to share time, laughter, friendship and new experiences. East London is an area which in the last few years has undergone a rapid pace of change, and this has led to many older people feeling disconnected, and…

East London Cares is a community organisation which tackles loneliness by bringing older (65+) and younger people together to share time, laughter, friendship and new experiences. As well as our free weekly Social Clubs which bring together groups of younger and older neighbours together for fun and interesting activities, we also have our Love Your Neighbour programme, which matches you to an older neighbour in east London for regular, friendly weekly visits. This means that those older people in east London who are less able to go out and about, or who have perhaps lost some social connections over the years, can feel re-connected to their local community through friendship, chatter, and laughter.

Time commitment

The Love Your Neighbour programme is a regular, weekly commitment, so do make sure you're able to fit this in to your schedule. Normally we recommend starting with Social Clubs first to see whether you can easily fit this around your other plans and commitments. If you'd like to know more about the programme, then please do get in touch with us by emailing: [email protected]
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Our programmes are currently a hybrid of remote and face-to-face, with caps to ensure safe numbers attend.

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