is a group of local community networks of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing cities.
We do this because while our big cities are amazing - full of people from all over the world and hotbeds of innovation and change - they can also be anonymous, lonely and isolating.
With globalisation, gentrification, urban transience, housing bubbles and digitisation changing our communities faster than ever before, older people in particular can feel left out and left behind.
But young people are increasingly feeling disconnected from community too. In fact, while older people are the loneliest age group in the country, people from 21 to 35 are the second loneliest group – and some studies even say they're the loneliest.
Clearly these different groups have so much to gain from one another - in sharing time, laughter, new experiences and friendship. Sibling charities in sibling urban communities, The Cares Family's branches aim to: