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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Successful Three Peaks Challenge!
June 20, 2019 Jeremy Sharpe

We were very grateful to have been approached by a team at Opus Energy last year, who were wanting to raise money through sponsored events this year, to address loneliness and social isolation among older people. They discovered Linking Lives UK and kindly offered for the proceeds to be put towards our work across the […]

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13 Jun
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‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ campaign launch

Linking Lives UK is part of a coalition of faith based charities called ‘Christians Together Against Loneliness’ which has been consulted in plans for a national campaign starting this week, which aims to raise awareness of issues relating to loneliness and social isolation. The campaign begins during Loneliness Awareness Week (17th-21st June) and aims to […]

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