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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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FIRST STEP

We help churches and Christian organisations support lonely older people in local communities.
ANOTHER PROJECT HAS

JUST LAUNCHED

On 7th March 2017, we registered our latest Linking Lives project which is situated in north west Leicester. New Parks Methodist Church recognised the need for support for isolated older people and approached us about setting up a befriending scheme in May 2016…

 “Without Linking Lives, the paperwork alone would have taken a year to write and put together. As a result of our partnership with Linking Lives, we are at an amazing starting point to reach and support isolated older people in our community.”

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 ARE THE LATEST

LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

22 Jul

Golden Years Conference – Lewisham

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On Saturday 15th July, Linking Lives Lewisham held their annual ‘Golden Years Conference’. Heather Woods (our Training & Quality Standards Officer) went along and here is her description of the day…. ‘Love, warmth, joy, recognition and respect.
18 Jul

Colourful Radio Interview

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We were invited to talk about the work of Linking Lives UK on Colourful Radio’s ‘Your Faith Matters’ programme on 13th July. National Coordinator, Jeremy Sharpe and Coordinator of Lewisham Linking Lives, Shola Fiberesima spent one hour.
04 Apr

How visiting older people is a ‘win-win’ activity!

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Penny Naylor, Scheme Co-ordinator at our partner project – Befriending Networks  – in Godalming, Surrey shares the story of a successful link up of one of her clients and a volunteer. “One of our clients, Ruth, is a.
04 Apr

From ‘Critically lonely’ to ‘Connected’!

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Emily Kenward, the Coordinator for one of our partner projects – Time to Talk Befriending – in Brighton, shares a story of  a successful link up between  a client and volunteer: Veronica, aged 72, was so lonely that.
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