Our core operational team oversees the day to day running of the charity including regular liaison with our partners and those working to set up a scheme; training; developing quality standards and resources; and raising the profile of our work. The team are:

Jeremy Sharpe

National Director                                                                                  

Jeremy is responsible for the strategic development of the charity which includes setting key objectives, measuring outcomes and supporting the staff team and local partner projects

Email: Jeremy@linkinglives.uk
Mobile: 07970 100131

Angela Caley

Operations Manager

Angela’s role is to oversee the replication of our befriending models and provide ongoing support for partner churches. This includes providing training for churches and local volunteers.

Email: Angela@linkinglives.uk
Mobile: 0300 302 0225 Option 1


Training & Resources Manager

David oversees training for new befriending schemes and  existing partnerships. He also runs occasional webinars focusing on addressing social isolation, and produces written resources.   

Email: David@linkinglives.uk
Phone: 0300 302 0225 Option 2

Chris driver

Finance & IT Projects Officer

Chris is responsible for the day to day management our finances and invoicing. He also looks after our IT systems and the development and improvement of new IT projects.                                                                                                                                   

Email: Chris@linkinglives.uk
Mobile: 0300 302 0225 Option 4

Richard Taylor

Regional Development Officer

– Devon

Richard’s role is to establish befriending projects across Devon in areas of greatest need. This is carried out in partnership with churches and other organisations in the county

Email: Devon@linkinglives.uk
Mobile: 07958 980035

michelle Candlish

National Development Manager Scotland

Michelle is responsible for establishing befriending schemes across Scotland by enabling churches to receive training to operate in informal community-based settings and will enrol chaplains and volunteers to support people in their spiritual journeys.  She is also developing partnerships with key organisations supporting people affected by loneliness and isolation.

Email: Michelle@linkinglives.uk                Phone: 07354 188699