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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely. Linking Lives UK is working with churches and Christian agencies to set up befriending schemes along with social events and activities which have a significant impact on the lives of all who take part.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FIRST STEP

We help churches and Christian organisations support socially isolated people in local communities, by setting up visiting projects.
FURTHER PROJECTS HAVE

JUST LAUNCHED

On 2nd February 2019, we launched our first projects in Scotland! These will be operating in Perth and Aberdeen. Following discussions with Perth Baptist Church and The Fountain of Love RCCG church in Aberdeen, we carried out initial training for both churches in November 2018. This was followed by the registration of each project, and volunteer training for a combined group of 30 volunteers on 2nd February 2019.

‘This will be a really helpful way for us to meet practical needs in the community, and Linking Lives UK gives us the tools, training and to actually do that.’ (Gordy McKay, Community Pastor, Perth Baptist Church)

1,800,000

LONELY PEOPLE IN UK

500,000

SPEND CHRISTMAS ALONE

3,900,000

TV - THEIR ONLY COMPANION

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OUR PROJECTS TO COMBAT LONELINESS

BELOW ARE THE CURRENT

LINKING LIVES PROJECTS

Here is the map of our partner projects which are currently operating or in the pipeline (click the map to zoom in and see contact details):

Blue Star = Head Office
Yellow pins = In the pipeline
Red pins = Operational

UPCOMING EVENTS

HERE IS THE LATEST

LINKING LIVES NEWS

Find out more about some of our projects which have been set up all around UK.

We were really pleased to welcome almost 70 people to our 2019 conference in Reading on 2nd March. Our theme of ‘Valuing Volunteers’ enabled us to celebrate the crucial role of volunteers in all of our communities,.
We were very pleased to receive confirmation this week of a grant of £1,500 from Allchurches Trust towards our work in developing visiting/ befriending projects across the UK. The grant will specifically enable us to work with.
On 2nd February 2019, we launched our first projects in Scotland! These will be operating in Perth and Aberdeen. Following discussions with Perth Baptist Church and The Fountain of Love RCCG church in Aberdeen, we carried out.
As we come up to the Christmas period, many of us are looking forward to spending time with friends and family, eating together and opening presents. There are, however, around 500,000 people in the UK who will.