Thinking of joining Liverpool Cares? Read this short interview with younger neighbour Jordan. He signed up to be a part of Liverpool Cares back in 2019, and has been a part of all of our programmes at some point or other in the last few years. We caught up with him and asked him about his experience as a younger neighbour before a big move to London, where he hopes to become a part of the East London Cares crew!
Hi Jordan! Firstly we'd like to know why you joined Liverpool Cares?
I joined at a particularly tough time in my life. I was hating my job, feeling lonely in my shared house and without any purpose. I joined Liverpool Cares after seeing a social club at the cereal and board games café on Smithdown Road - I reached out because I wanted to meet people and do something different, I wanted a change
What has been your favourite thing about being a part of Liverpool Cares?
My favourite part of Liverpool Cares is that I get to meet and make friends with people I would never come across in my normal life. I now count many friends from Liverpool Cares who are different ages, from different backgrounds, have different beliefs, but are all good people.
What advice would you give to any new neighbours joining the network?
I would say throw yourself into anything that comes up! I would never have learnt about fermentation and composting, or listened to Cliff Richard in a laundrette, or raised money by abseiling off the Anglican Cathedral if I hadn't stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up.
What's your favourite social club?
I have mentioned it before (listening to Cliff in the launderette) but I love Desert Island Discs, even online over zoom. It's great to learn about everyone's connections to music and learn new things about people through their song choices.
And finally, we're so sad to see you leave Liverpool, but happy you're carrying on with The Cares Family by volunteering for East London Cares! What are you most looking forward to?
I'm really looking forward to seeing how a different Cares Family team go about things and hopefully I can bring some Scouse razzamatazz to East London. I felt that I knew Liverpool more from Liverpool Cares, so I'm looking forward to getting to know my new area through its social clubs.
Posted by Abbie Beckett on Thursday 12th May 2022
Abbie leads the Social Clubs programme at Liverpool Cares.