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This section of our website is where we we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest comings and goings at Care & Repair, and any exciting things happening in our future. Another way to keep up-to-date with us is by signing up to our e-newsletter which will arrive direct to your inbox.

Here you are also able to browse past events by using our archive feature. You'll find plenty of information which shows how we've got where we are today and shows how we've kept the media, outside agencies and, most importantly, our clients informed of our journey.

If you're a member of the press and would like more information on our services, please contact Janette Linacre on 0161 872 5500 or at Alternatively, keep checking these web pages as all latest news and press releases will appear here.

Trafford Council Budget Decision

Unfortunately Trafford Council have decided not to continue their investment in a full home improvement agency service. From 30.4.13 Trafford Care & Repair will offer a handyperson service and contractor advice funded by charitable resources but will not be able to offer a wide range of advice and support to residents who need to carry […]

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Silverlinks Session a Success

Manchester Care & Repair held its first ‘Silverlinks’ citywide information session on Wednesday – a resounding success! Project Development Officer Karen Kennedy presented the information to 34 attendees within the illustrious surroundings of the National Football Museum in Manchester. Silverlinks is looking at ways to support older people when they’re facing tough decisions about their […]

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Silverlinks Training Opportunity Happening in March

Are you over 60 and live in Manchester? The SILVERLINKS project provides older people with information about their housing options so they can plan for the future Want to know more? Come along to a free information session “Housing & Social Care Options for Older People”  On 13 March 2013 1.00pm – 4.00pm  at  The […]

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Manchester Evening News WISH Campaign 2012 – The results are in!

The results are in and we have been awarded £204.27 from the £25,000 Wish12 fund. We collected 8468 tokens and out of 207 groups, we were placed 42nd. Charities and community groups in Greater Manchester were asked to compete to see how many tokens they could collect from the general public. The size of the cheque […]

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Take A Look At Our ‘New’ Newsletter!

Manchester Care & Repair are starting the new year with the release of our ‘new’ newsletter – Update! Our newsletter is for local older residents in Greater Manchester which includes some handy Winter tips and updates on our services. Bulk copies are available for older people’s groups and centres for free. If you would like […]

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Care & Repairs Seeks New Trustees

Do you have a strategic perspective or commercial experience? Do you offer marketing, fundraising, HR or legal skills?  Would you get satisfaction from helping direct a local charity?  Our activities Manchester Care & Repair provides award-winning quality services to help older and disabled people to live safely at home. Through a team of staff and […]

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Tesco provides funding boost for Care & Repair

Manchester Care & Repair are delighted to be awarded £14,000 from the Tesco Charity Trust. The grant will allow Care & Repair to offer home safety equipment to vulnerable older people free of charge. The equipment will be installed by Care & Repair’s HandyHelp service, a free handyperson service working throughout Manchester. After a recent […]

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Jubilant Manchester Team

Manchester City Council announced today that after a comprehensive review and tendering process the contracts for city-wide delivery of Handyperson and Home Improvement Agency services have been awarded to Manchester Care & Repair. “Our staff are so committed to their work with local older people. It has been a pleasure to tell staff that we […]

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Trafford Customers Have Their Say

Care & Repair’s most recent customer panel has formed for Trafford Care & Repair. The customers (pictured alongside Chief Executive Maggie Walker and Service Director Janette Linacre) from across the borough met with Care & Repair senior staff at the Salvation Army centre in Sale. “I was relieved to hear that the handyperson service continues […]

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Care & Repair to Explore Social Enterprise Opportunities

Manchester Care & Repair is stepping up its enterprise activity and seeking a consultant to support an Opportunities Review for social enterprise. The brief for this work is available to suitable consultants who should contact: or call on 0161 874 1682

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