OUR VISION TO END LONELINESS IN THE UK
We know loneliness is a big problem in the UK, and it affects so many people negatively, in all walks of life and at any age. We are passionate about inspiring individuals, equipping volunteers and supporting churches to join the fight locally against loneliness.
We have over 25 years experience of running befriending schemes, and currently have over 40 befriending schemes in operation around the UK. But we also provide a variety of resources for individuals and volunteers who want to do what they can locally.
feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England. This equates to twenty five million people.
cigarettes a day
has the same effect on your health as loneliness, living alone and poor social connections does.
of those aged 85
and over and 38% of those aged 75 to 84 live alone in England.
people aged 60+
say television is their main company.
in your risk of death if you suffer from loneliness.
go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.
Linking Lives UK was nominated by Cinnamon Network for ‘Best Replicable Project’ at the 2016 Christian Funders Forum Awards event in Lambeth Palace, and we received the Silver Award in our category. This award acknowledged the effectiveness of our approach in enabling churches across the UK to address loneliness and social isolation.