02 Oct
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Are you up for a challenge?!

Linking Lives UK will soon be launching a challenge which aims to raise awareness of the reality of loneliness and social isolation for many people, whilst also raising funds for the work of our charity across the UK. The Loneliness Lock-In aims to achieve similar outcomes to homelessness sleep-outs, which enable those taking part to […]

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19 Sep
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Cockermouth Linking Lives launches

In August 2019, Cockermouth Linking Lives in Cumbria was registered as our first project in Cumbria. The scheme will be run by Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area (CTiCA) and has the backing of Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Rotary Club and Cinnamon Network. Terry Peate, who coordinated the local arrangements to set […]

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Successful Three Peaks Challenge!
June 20, 2019 Jeremy Sharpe

We were very grateful to have been approached by a team at Opus Energy last year, who were wanting to raise money through sponsored events this year, to address loneliness and social isolation among older people. They discovered Linking Lives UK and kindly offered for the proceeds to be put towards our work across the […]

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13 Jun
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‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ campaign launch

Linking Lives UK is part of a coalition of faith based charities called ‘Christians Together Against Loneliness’ which has been consulted in plans for a national campaign starting this week, which aims to raise awareness of issues relating to loneliness and social isolation. The campaign begins during Loneliness Awareness Week (17th-21st June) and aims to […]

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28 Apr
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Linking Lives UK Promotional Film Launched!

Today we are excited to be launching our brand new promotional film for the first time. The film features the story of Anne, who lives in the Forest of Dean, and outlines some of the challenges that she faces in her day to day life. It goes on to highlight the significant difference that her […]

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04 Feb
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First Linking Lives Scottish Projects Launched!

On 2nd February 2019, we launched our first projects in Scotland! These will be operating in Perth and Aberdeen. Following discussions with Perth Baptist Church and The Fountain of Love RCCG church in Aberdeen, we carried out initial training for both churches in November 2018. This was followed by the registration of each project, and […]

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13 Dec
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Linking Lives UK Christmas Appeal

As we come up to the Christmas period, many of us are looking forward to spending time with friends and family, eating together and opening presents. There are, however, around 500,000 people in the UK who will spend Christmas Day alone this year, meaning that this could include someone within each of our immediate neighbourhoods. […]

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Changing Lives
12 Oct
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Linking Lives UK features in Loneliness Strategy

In January 2018, Theresa May appointed Tracey Crouch MP as the world’s first ‘Loneliness Minister’ in recognition of increasing concern about loneliness and social isolation among those of all ages. This includes recent references to the UK being the ‘loneliness capital of Europe’. One of the initial objectives of this role has been to produce […]

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13 Jun
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The Gift of Years and Anna Chaplaincy to Older People

We are looking forward to welcoming Debbie Thrower – the team leader of The Gift of Years as our keynote speaker for our annual conference on 16th June. Debbie explains here the valuable work of the charity and the impact that it has on older people: An Anna Chaplain listens carefully to the story of […]

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