Please note that we are currently not able to accept new referrals for home visiting at this time due to the Covid-19 virus. We are making regular calls to those who were previously receiving visits and this will continue until further notice. Please contact us if you would like further information about any other services we may be able to offer at this time.

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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

We aim to address loneliness and isolation in Cockermouth and surrounding area by supporting mainly older people through regular home visits.

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OUR FOCUS

Linking Lives brings people together to support socially isolated older people through home visits and engagement in social events and activities in the community. Weekly visits of between one and two hours, enable volunteers to make a significant difference to the lives of older people.

We receive referrals from local organisations, friends and family members. Volunteers are fully vetted, interviewed, trained and linked up with someone matching their interests and personality.

We are part of a national network of projects through Linking Lives UK.

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1,800,000

LONELY PEOPLE IN UK

500,000

SPEND CHRISTMAS ALONE

3,900,000

TV - THEIR ONLY COMPANION

29

% INCREASED RISK OF DEATH

We offer support in Cockermouth and surrounding area.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LINKING LIVES NEWS

Find out more about our local work and Linking Lives UK.

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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 asRead More
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This week we are launching a new initiative to enable churches to reach and support socially isolated people Linking Lives UK launches new telephone befriending initiative. How will it work? ‘Two’s Company’ is a new telephone befriending framework compiled forRead More