13 Dec
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Linking Lives UK Christmas Appeal

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 spend Christmas Day alone this year, meaning that this could include someone within each of our immediate neighbourhoods. […]

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12 Oct
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Linking Lives UK features in Government’s first Loneliness Strategy

In January 2018, Theresa May appointed Tracey Crouch MP as the world’s first ‘Loneliness Minister’ in recognition of increasing concern about loneliness and social isolation among those of all ages. This includes recent references to the UK being the ‘loneliness capital of Europe’. One of the initial objectives of this role has been to produce […]

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13 Jun
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The Gift of Years and Anna Chaplaincy to Older People

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 and the impact that it has on older people: An Anna Chaplain listens carefully to the story of […]

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05 Jun
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A Volunteer’s Story

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 is her story: Many people make New Year’s Resolutions every year, normally to get fit, get healthy, train […]

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05 Jun
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Linking Lives UK Appoints New Regional Advisor

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 of their new Regional Development Officer for Midlands and North of England, Nick Amis. Nick has a great […]

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25 May
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‘Make a Meal of It’ Resource is Launched

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 Loneliness’ to tackle isolation amongst older people. The coalition is launching a resource called ‘Make A Meal Of […]

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17 Jan
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Minister for Loneliness Appointed

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. The report made several recommendations including the development of a UK-wide strategy focusing on addressing loneliness, the appointment […]

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30 Nov
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Four more projects launched!

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 a school hall in Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex. Entertainment included singers and dancers of all ages and styles and […]

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22 Jul
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Golden Years Conference – Lewisham

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 was my experience at the 4th annual Golden conference,  The day was run by Elim Pentecostal Church in […]

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18 Jul
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Colourful Radio Interview

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 with presenter Serah Lister discussing the issue of loneliness amongst people of all ages and backgrounds, as well […]

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