HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE…
Link Visiting Scheme established at Woodley Baptist Church, Reading to enable volunteers to visit isolated older people in the community
Partnership developed to broaden geographical spread of the work across Wokingham Borough
Funding received from borough council to help develop the work further
Work began to develop to replicate the approach of Link Visiting Scheme on a national level and a partnership began with Cinnamon Network to achieve this vision
First new partnership developed and work continued to expand to establish new schemes on a national level whilst continuing to build befriending on a local level
Linking Lives UK was registered as a separate charity to continue the establishment home visiting befriending schemes on a national level. (Link Visiting Scheme continues to thrive within the Berkshire area)
Two’s Company telephone befriending approach was developed in response to national lockdown
Good Conversations Volunteer Training package developed as an online 2 hour course to equip volunteers involved in centre-based activities such as community cafes, lunch clubs and drop-in centres.
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