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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 lonely older people in local communities.
ANOTHER PROJECT HAS

JUST LAUNCHED

Between October and November 2017, four new projects were officially launched. Most had already been running for up to a year and these events were an opportunity to bring key people together and outline the benefits of regular visits from volunteers. We were privileged to be able to attend all these events.

 “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 IS THE LATEST

LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

13 Jun

The Gift of Years and Anna Chaplaincy to Older People

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We are looking forward to welcoming Debbie Thrower – the team leader of The Gift of Years as our keynote speaker for our annual conference on 16th June. Debbie explains here the valuable work of the charity.
05 Jun

A Volunteer’s Story

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One of the volunteers for Northampton Linking Lives recently wrote an encouraging summary of her role as a volunteer and the way in which both she and the man she visits have benefited from their contact. Here.
05 Jun

Linking Lives UK Appoints New Regional Advisor

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Christian befriending service, Linking Lives UK, are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Regional Development Officer for Midlands and North of England Award-winning Christian befriending service, Linking Lives UK, are pleased to announce the appointment.
25 May

‘Make a Meal of It’ Resource is Launched

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A community meal resource called ‘Make a Meal of It’ has been launched to help churches run meals that create community connections. A coalition of faith based charities including Linking Lives UK have formed ‘Christians Together Against.
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