Liverpool Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city. We do this because our home city is a wonderful place, with music, laughter, personality and spirit at its core. Liverpool has always been outward facing: a maritime hub that welcomes the world and a universal love of sport, song and spontaneity.
But the city we call home is also now growing and changing at double speed, and that can leave some people feeling anonymous, isolated and left behind.
For our older neighbours in particular, many of whom have spent a lifetime in their home neighbourhoods, the rush and pace of urban life can often feel overwhelming. Getting around can be difficult, and trends including globalisation, gentrification, migration, digitisation and urban regeneration are transforming some communities faster than ever before.
The multiplying effect of those pressures is that many older people have deep roots – from Anfield to Everton, Fairfield to Fazakerly, Croxteth to Chinatown – but few connections. Meanwhile, young people – often students and graduates from across the country and around the world – can have hundreds of connections in the social media age, but often no roots in their communities.
The separation of those parallel worlds wastes human potential, entrenches loneliness and isolation, perpetuates social division and is ultimately corrosive for our city's togetherness.
Liverpool Cares seeks to address this blight of disconnection in our connected age by harnessing the people and places around us for the benefit of all. Our objectives are to:
Liverpool Cares delivers four core programmes that help us achieve our vision of closer, better-connected communities in our transforming city...
Liverpool Cares is the public name for Liverpool Cares Limited, company no. 11166325, charity number 1177749.