Three Year Anniversary

The Two’s Company Keswick Befriending Scheme has now been in operation for three years and currently over 30 volunteer befrienders are visiting their matched friend.  In these three years, volunteer befrienders have made around 1200 face to face visits and 220 befriending telephone calls to those...

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We’re looking for trustees!

o you have a passion to reduce loneliness and social isolation among older people? Do you have experience or skills which could be applied to a charity making a difference across the UK? This role could be for you……… Linking Lives UK are looking for trustees including a Chair of Trustees to join...

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9 Strategies for Overcoming Loneliness

In my previous blog, Identifying loneliness: 7 signs to look out for, I unpacked some of the most common physical and mental symptoms we can experience when feelings of loneliness persist. In this blog I will be suggesting 9 practical strategies to overcome it. 1. Recognise it’s not your fault...

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Identifying Loneliness: 7 Signs To Look Out For

We can all feel lonely at times. It’s part and parcel of being human. No matter our age, background, ethnicity – we can and do all feel lonely sometimes. Generally though, it’s a feeling that visits us occasionally: it comes and goes. It doesn’t stay. But sometimes loneliness does stay. Rather...

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Two’s Company Befriending shines a light in Belfast!!

Following the end of the covid pandemic and the when cost of living crisis was in the early stages of development, the anti-poverty group from the four Methodist Churches in South and Central Belfast were tasked to go out into the local community and see if there was anything more the churches...

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Meet us at Chislehurst Thrives

We are delighted to have a stall and also be speaking at the Chislehurst Thrives Festival Sunday 30 June 11am – 5pm Chislehurst Recreation Ground The festival will focus on health and wellbeing, with activities and sports for all ages and abilities. We will be speaking about tackling...

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Metalcraft Grant

We are delighted to report that we have a received a grant of £100 to help with our administrative costs. Metalcraft have also generously supported us in the past so we are extremely grateful for their continued support.

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Chaplaincy Training Course

We are excited to be running the second chaplaincy course after easter in collaboration with Anna Chaplaincy. This follows a successful pilot course which ran from November to December 2023 and was attended by eight volunteers and coordinators of Linking Lives partner befriending schemes. There...

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