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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 ARE THE LATEST

LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

17 Jan

Minister for Loneliness Appointed

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During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday 17th January 2018, it was announced that Tracey Crouch MP had been appointed as Minister for Loneliness following the publication of a report by the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December 2017..
30 Nov

Four more projects launched!

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During the last quarter of 2017, four of our partner projects held official launch events. It started on 1st October when around 200 people attended a tea party to launch our partner charity – Befriended – in.
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.
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