A community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.

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East London Cares – coming soon

East London is one of the most exciting places in the world, rooted in creativity, commerce, migration and activism. It’s a microcosm of everything that makes London great: we have a proud and diverse heritage and we’re at the forefront of innovation in everything from art to tech. 

But from the East End to the Docks, from Hackney Wick to Haggerston, the neighbourhoods that make this place so special continue to change at accelerated speed – and the new technologies, new skylines and the pace of life can often now leave many of us feeling anonymous, isolated and lonely.

That's why East London Cares exists: to bring together older and younger neighbours across Tower Hamlets and Hackney to share time, laughter, new experiences and friendship – so that everyone can feel part of our changing landscape, rather than left behind by it.

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Our Stories

Sid and Emilia's friendship

Posted by Emilia

Emilia, 25, and Sid, 91, met at an East London Cares social club, and have been chatting on the phone every other day during lockdown. Here Emilia shares the story of their friendship:

"It has changed both of our lives! I’ve gained a friend, role model, life coach and I’m given all the free advice a confused 25 year old could need. Sid is one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve ever met, and at 91, has the most impressive stories of anyone I’ve ever met."

Socialise for Social Clubs

Posted by Emily Quilter

Stars in your eyes? Quizzes? Desert Island Discs? Host a virtual event with your friends to fundraise for our Social Clubs!

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Living in Southwark or Lambeth? Check out our sister charity South London Cares