The Cares Family
The Cares Family is a group of local community networks of young professionals, mostly in their 20s and 30s, and older neighbours, socialising and helping one another in our rapidly changing cities. As at November 2019, the following networks were established:
The Cares Family writes –
‘With globalisation, gentrification, urban transience, housing bubbles and digitisation changing communities faster than ever before, older people in particular can feel left out and left behind.
‘But young people are increasingly feeling disconnected from community too. In fact, while older people are the loneliest age group in the country, people from 21 to 35 are the second loneliest group – and some studies even say they’re the loneliest.
‘The Cares Family’s branches aim to:
- Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike;
- Improve neighbours’ confidence, connection, belonging, purpose and power so that everyone can feel part of our changing world rather than left behind by it.
- Bring people together to bridge social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.’
Picture: Detail from an Antependium in linen, wool and silk, German, 1410; Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt am Main.