30 Jul
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2020 Virtual Conference Resources

Thank you for attending our Virtual Conference this year and if you couldn't make it, we hope that these resources will be helpful to you. Thank you once again to all those who made this event such a successful and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Recruiting of Employed Coordinators The presentation [...]
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24 Jun
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‘Realising & Releasing Potential’ – Virtual Conference

We are excited to be running a series of workshops as part of a Virtual Conference at the start of July. These sessions (and new ones which have been added) were due to be held as part of our annual conference which had to be postponed in March due to Covid-19. The theme through the […]

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17 Jun
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Hospital ICU Team treks to North Pole for Linking Lives Uk

Following the huge physical, emotional and psychological challenges that NHS staff have faced over recent months, most people would expect many of them to be taking every opportunity to catch up on lost sleep and find as many opportunities for rest and relaxation. One ICU therapy team, however, based at Leicester Royal Infirmary is doing […]

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08 Apr
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Telephone befriending project launches!

Following developments over recent weeks, Linking Lives UK has been adapting our current home visiting approach to create a new telephone befriending service – ‘Two’s Company’ which provides churches with an opportunity to reach and support those who are particularly at risk during this time. The model encourages partnerships with existing responses on a local […]

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21 Mar
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Could you become a ‘Care-Monger’?!

These past two weeks have seen massive changes to our daily patterns and behaviours, with the worlds of many of us shrinking to life within our own four walls, whilst others are facing the most challenging and stressful time in their working lives. Many people are understandably concerned about vulnerable relatives and friends. The majority […]

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07 Feb
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Vacancies

We currently have no vacancies to work with Linking Lives UK.  

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11 Nov
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The clock and I

Following completion of our Loneliness Lock-In recently, the Minister of New Parks Methodist Church – Steve Clark – wrote a poem capturing his experience and reflections of life for those who experience loneliness on a regular basis.  Steve has kindly agreed for this to be published………..   The Clock and I Another day begins – […]

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05 Nov
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Loneliness Lock-In – My reflections

Early in 2019, we began exploring the idea to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation, whilst also raising funds for the work of Linking Lives UK. This turned into a campaign called ‘Loneliness Lock-In’ which was launched on 7th October 2019. The inspiration for this idea came from similar concepts in the field of […]

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02 Oct
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Are you up for a challenge?!

Linking Lives UK will soon be launching a challenge which aims to raise awareness of the reality of loneliness and social isolation for many people, whilst also raising funds for the work of our charity across the UK. The Loneliness Lock-In aims to achieve similar outcomes to homelessness sleep-outs, which enable those taking part to […]

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19 Sep
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Cockermouth Linking Lives launches

In August 2019, Cockermouth Linking Lives in Cumbria was registered as our first project in Cumbria. The scheme will be run by Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area (CTiCA) and has the backing of Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Rotary Club and Cinnamon Network. Terry Peate, who coordinated the local arrangements to set […]

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