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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 jlinacre@careandrepair-manchester.org.uk. Alternatively, keep checking these web pages as all latest news and press releases will appear here.

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: mwalker@careandrepair-manchester.org.uk or call on 0161 874 1682

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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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Update on Trafford Services

Trafford Care & Repair sent out the following update about its services to community groups across Trafford today. Trafford Care & Repair, a local voluntary organisation provides services for older people in Trafford. These include: A handyperson service at £15 per job for jobs that relate to safety or warmth in the home – other […]

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