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From Hospital to Home – We’re Here to Help

Since 1st April 2014 Manchester residents who are over 60 and have been treated at North Manchester General Hospital can now benefit from a new personalised hospital discharge service. Building on the highly successful and well established home from hospital service which offers a telephone follow up service to all over 60s who have visited […]

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Care & Repair Secure £197k Silver Dreams Funding

Local older people’s charity Manchester Care & Repair have been chosen to deliver a new service for older people in Manchester. Silverlinks will help people address the impact of life’s upheavals, such as the death of a partner or the onset of a disability by providing people with similar experiences to offer an impartial listening ear as well as practical advice. It will encourage people to think and plan ahead, to consider housing and care needs later in life.

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MP congratulates award-winning partnership in Wigan Borough

Wigan Borough Care & Repair and Wigan Council were presented with the ‘Excellence in Commisioning Home Improvement Agency Services’ award by local MP and Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham on Friday 11 May 2012.

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Care & Repair Supporting Initiative for Warmer Homes

Manchester Care & Repair will be helping keep even more people in Greater Manchester safe and warm this winter. Across the 3 main areas in which we work, Manchester, Trafford and Wigan we are working in partnership with local authorities and community organisations to provide extra winter support to older and vulnerable people, using funds […]

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Cuts to Generation Project

Care & Repair heard today that its Manchester City Council funding for the Generation Project has been proposed as a service cut. In the same paper there is the potentially misleading statement that “We have retained all neighbourhood wellbeing groups – sometimes called Good Neighbour Schemes”. The Generation Project provides a neighbourhood well-being group for […]

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Wigan Residents get ‘Care & Repair’

Older People in Wigan Borough who are celebrating the “Full of Life” festival will be pleased to hear that they have a new service launching on October 3rd 2011. Wigan Borough residents will have a new free home improvement agency service, which will provide support with arranging home repairs and adaptations through a building contractor, […]

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What a Difference a Day makes!

On a bright and sunny Friday June 3rd, the Generation Project joined in with the national initiative to bring older people out of their homes – the Big Lunch.  joined Generation Project staff and Combining to Care volunteers in providing a lunch, dancing, entertainment, bingo and information on local services. Eighty-seven older people attended the […]

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BIG Lottery Transition Fund

Manchester Care & Repair has heard today that we have been awarded £129,000 by the BIG Lottery Transition Fund. MC&R plans to develop a sustainable business as a trading arm, a volunteer network and further develop our fundraising and corporate funding strategy. These will give increased resilience and greater variety to our ongoing work to […]

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Intergenerational Celebration at Debdale Park

Clayton Park and Debdale bowling club were the venues for a unique intergenerational celebration on Thursday March 3rd. Care & Repair’s successful approach to DIY training brought together older residents with young people to share experiences while making lasting improvements to one of Manchester’s hidden gems the 17th century moated Manor House – Clayton Hall. […]

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Russell Stoddart The Weekly News

YOUNG-AT-HEART Dorothy Gartell decided to try something new when she reached 84 years of age – so she took up bricklaying. At an age when most people put their feet up and wind right down, Dorothy is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie in constant pursuit of new challenges. The courses she has taken up include everything […]

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