PlaceCal Launch: A Community Platform To Reduce Social Isolation in Manchester

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PlaceCal Community Wellness platform is a shared calendar for residents of Hulme and Moss Side which keeps citizens updated on local events in their area.

PlaceCal sits within the CityVerve project's Health and Social Care theme, and specifically focuses on reducing social isolation in communities across Manchester. CityVerve research has shown that some organisations in Manchester struggle to advertise their events to their local community, whilst many local residents felt that there were few activities taking place. PlaceCal enables community groups and residents to interact and mutually benefit from activities, with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of the local population.  

CityVerve launched PlaceCal in style earlier this month, bringing the communities of Hulme and Moss Side together for a day of workshops, carol singing, dancing, soup, and of course the big Christmas lights switch-on.

Try out PlaceCal for yourself here

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