The Cares Family (currently North London Cares and South London Cares) is a group of community networks of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing cities. We do this to: > Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger neighbours alike; > Improve the confidence, skills, connection and power of all participants; > Bring people together across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
The Cares Family has grown rapidly over the past three years – replicating our model for the first time, growing our staff team from three to sixteen, and increasing the numbers of people our model benefits from 1,500 to nearly 7,000.
Now, as we look to the future and new opportunities to replicate again to other cities experiencing rapid community transformation, we need a concerted effort to boost our infrastructure – with new initiatives in monitoring and evaluation processes, CRM, people development and systems and policy.
We have already hired a skilled Operations Director to undertake that plan – and we're looking for committed Beyond Me team to support that process, working through various areas from data management to risk to opportunity and partnership mapping.