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#AloneTogether: 30 creative ways to stay together this April, even from afar

Posted by on 26th March 2020

As thousands of older and younger people across the country and the world come to terms with the fact that we can’t physically be together for a while, at The Cares Family we’ve been working tirelessly to find new ways to help neighbours stay connected in a disconnecting time.

So in place of our usual Social Clubs programme, today we’re launching #AloneTogether – activities for every day in April that anyone, regardless of their age or where they live, can complete at home.

Click here to download the #AloneTogether Activity Pack

Click the link to download the #AloneTogether activity pack

Click here to download the #AloneTogether Activity Pack

These activities have been created by older and younger neighbours across The Cares Family communities and in partnership with our staff teams. They include ideas for how people can continue to be creative together, think of one another, and laugh – even in times of challenge and even from afar.

They're inspired by over 500,000 interactions and 100,000 hours that 17,500 older and younger neighbours have shared through The Cares Family over nine years – at over 4,000 social clubs and through 20,000 hours of one-to-one time.

We hope that older and younger neighbours alike will be comforted knowing that their friends across London, Liverpool, Manchester and the world are also sitting down each day to take a moment to be playful and creative.

But #AloneTogether is bigger than us. This is for everyone.

So please do share the toolkit widely – among colleagues, community partners, key workers, friends, neighbours, grandparents and housemates. Just about anyone who you think of could benefit from a daily distraction this April, a sense of joy, and a feeling of togetherness at a difficult time.

Please help us spread the word! Tell the world you're taking part by tweeting:

Let’s be #AloneTogether. I’m joining my older neighbours at @TheCaresFamily and taking part in a month of daily activities this April. You can too: bit.ly/AloneTogetherActivityPack

We’d love to see what you create each day, so please stay in touch and share your daily creations by tweeting @TheCaresFamily #AloneTogether.

And if you have 31 more ideas for how we can stay connected from afar, please send them to alex.smith@thecaresfamily.org.uk – we may still need more creative connection in May.

You can also donate to The Cares Family to help us keep older people connected in this disconnected time by clicking here.

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