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#NationalLonelinessAwarenessWeek

Posted by Rachael Forde on Friday 4th June 2021

"I've never met Valerie or Nish or Tony in person, but I feel like I have. It's given me a connection at a time when that's been hard to come by. It's really funny but I think of them as my phone family now and I look forward to what we are going to chat about next!"

Cheryl, older neighbour

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"I don't even feel like I'm volunteering!"

Posted by Rachael Treacher on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you

This 37th annual Volunteers’ Week and we’ve some wonderful blogs that highlight the importance of connecting with your communities and the mutually beneficial support you can gain from volunteering at Liverpool Cares.  First up, its 24 year old Robyn sharing her experiences so far with her Phone a Friend Match, 81 year old George. 

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Looking back to shape the future ahead

Posted by Rachael Treacher on Friday 7th May 2021

In her latest blog, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Rachael reflects back on a year of proactive outreach work from her home, the hundreds of interventions made to support older neighbours in Liverpool and what the future holds for the network in 2021. 

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A brave new world: how vaccinations are giving neighbours hope

Posted by Alex Smith on Monday 15th March 2021

Going to the doctors can be daunting for anyone. This is even more apparent at the moment, with pop up vaccination sites, Covid testing centres and GP surgeries joining together to cover larger neighbourhoods and areas. It can feel difficult to navigate or know who to turn to. Of course, a big topic of discussion is getting the Covid-19 vaccination. We asked a number of our neighbours from across The Cares Family to talk about their experience of receiving the vaccine.

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Introducing Alice: our Love Your Neighbour Coordinator

Posted by Alice Taylor on Friday 5th March 2021

In her first blog Alice, our new Love Your Neighbour Coordinator, shares what inspired her to be involved with Liverpool Cares and how excited she is to bring older and younger neighbours together to build mutually beneficial friendships.

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